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Headucate: University of Cambridge [HeaducateCam]
Who are we?
Headucate is one of the newest and most exciting student societies at the University of Cambridge, open to any student, from any course. We’re part of an inter-university initiative, with a growing network across the whole of England.
Our overriding aim is to tackle mental health stigma and help end discrimination by running small workshops with children and teenagers in schools across Cambridgeshire to challenge common misconceptions about mental health issues.
We do this as currently there is no mental health teaching in schools, and it is thought that about 50% of lifelong mental illnesses are already established by age 14. Most children do not seek the help they need when they need it.
Are you a Cambridge student? Join us!
Develop many different skills by teaching and talking about difficult topics, working with kids is challenging and extremely rewarding! Raise your own awareness along the way. Make a difference in the local community. Looks great on CV’s or applications. Be part of an innovative, vibrant and friendly new society. And much more!
Like the page, join our groups, and get in touch to find out more!
What do we do?
- We provide our members with all the training they need to run our school workshops
- We hold fantastic evening talks throughout the year with top-class speakers on issues surrounding psychiatry, neurology, psychology and mental health
- We conduct research into our school workshops to see how effective they are and there may be opportunities to get involved with posters to present at conferences
- We also hold socials, a great way to meet people from different courses and universities, as well as talks and fundraising events!