By respecting and embracing existing mental health support and services, BRIT will work closely with universities, colleges, Students’ Unions, governing bodies and charities throughout the UK to facilitate a collaborative and proactive student, and staff, network.
Together, we will share best practice, provide opportunities to champion innovative mental health strategies and discuss ways to improve mental health provision both regionally and nationally.
The BRIT North West Regional Steering Group will;
Provide a forum for students and staff to share both their activity and fundraising successes when taking on the BRIT Challenge
Enable the annual BRIT Challenge to act as a catalyst to involve the student body in meaningful mental health promotion throughout our feel-good fundraiser and the year ahead
Establish a student network that can share best practice of university and college mental health provision and support
Facilitate a collaborative fellowship of students and staff that can direct a cohesive approach to supporting and improving young adult mental health and fitness throughout the UK.
A NORTH WEST REGION-WIDE NETWORK OF STUDENTS & STAFF
BRIT have established a BRIT North West
Regional Steering Group.
BRIT Regional Steering Groups enable student, and staff, volunteers to represent every UK university and college, be integral to our vision, and both steer and guide our charity.
We want to ensure students, and staff, are at the heart of BRIT and will provide opportunities to join our BRIT Trustees’ Board and Chair, Co-Chair and Deputy Chair our 10 BRIT Regional Steering Groups.
“The BRIT North West Regional Steering Group is an inspiring opportunity to bring together Student and Staff Representatives from every university and college in our region to share plans of how they are taking on the annual BRIT Challenge, discuss ways of engaging students and staff of all abilities throughout the North West, explore ways of destigmatising mental health and build a network that we will all benefit from as institutions.
I look forward to supporting BRIT as Chair of the BRIT North West Regional Steering Group, for a three-year tenure, and encouraging the sister universities in our region to embrace the annual BRIT Challenge and make it a firm fixture in our Calendar of Events.
Supporting and improving young adult, student and staff mental health, fitness and wellbeing is our core business and a priority for every institution. I hope every university and college in the North West will share the opportunity for their staff and students to represent them on our BRIT Steering Group.”
Dr Adrian Ibbetson
Director of Sport
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Chair of the BRIT North West Regional Steering Group
The aims of the BRIT North West Regional Steering Group are to;
Promote the annual BRIT Challenge to ensure that every university, college and Students’ Union have the opportunity to enter teams each year and encourage student and staff participation
Encourage every university and college team to choose a second charity to fundraise for, alongside BRIT, in order to support local, regional and national charities
Champion disability inclusion and invite students and staff of all abilities to take part
Embrace the BRIT Challenge as a catalyst for promoting student services, mental health charities and support available to students and staff
Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health by welcoming BRIT Ambassadors who will share their lived experience in order to encourage, enthuse, inspire and thank students and staff who participate in the BRIT Challenge
Ask universities in each region to use their regional network to encourage and invite FE colleges to enter teams in the annual BRIT Challenge
Encourage universities and colleges in each region to use their regional network to invite independent colleges and institutions who support students with disabilities and Special Needs to enter teams in the annual BRIT Challenge
Conduct meaningful discussion in order to identify and proactively champion innovative and successful mental health strategies that can be shared across their region and feed into an annual BRIT national forum to promote positive action around young adult and student mental health and fitness.
A university and college have been asked to Chair and Co-Chair the BRIT North West Regional Steering Group that will comprise of;
Chair – Member of staff from a university (a 3-year tenure)
Co-Chair - Member of staff from a college (a 3-year tenure)
Deputy Chair - Student Opportunity (a 1, 2 or 3-year tenure)
Representatives from every university and college in that region (minimum of a 1-year tenure).
The BRIT Founder and Non-Paid CEO will work closely with the Chair and Co-Chair on a strategy to promote the invitation for students and staff from every university and college to join the BRIT North West Regional Steering Group.
In addition to BRIT Ambassadors being invited to deliver inspirational talks, we hope to secure long-term support from;
Regional university and college (staff or student) mental health, wellbeing or sport networks.
BRIT’s existing network of university or college staff (and students).
Association of Colleges (AoC) Area Directors.
CHAIR AND CO-CHAIR
We are delighted that The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Myerscough College have kindly agreed to Chair and Co-Chair the BRIT North West Regional Steering Group
Dr Adrain Ibbetson, Director of Sport, at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is Chair of the
BRIT North West Regional Steering Group and Lisa Hartley, Director of Student Support and Welfare, at Myerscough College is the Co-Chair.
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Director of Student Support and Welfare
Co-Chair of the BRIT North West Regional Steering Group