Established in October 2020, the Wellbeing Team is a dedicated subgroup of the Brunei Students' Union to cater for the welfare and wellbeing needs of the Bruneian Students through a peer-to-peer support team.
- To ultimately create a ‘safe space’ that is both tolerant and conducive for Bruneian Students at both the overall leadership of the BSUnion, society and individual level.
- To maintain and run the proposed sustainable Action goals for the years to come for the benefits of Bruneian Students.
- To assist Unit Penuntut-Penuntut (UPP) in their Welfare Goals.
- To provide relevant training sessions for Brunei Students’ Union’s leaders, in partnership with UPP and relevant Accredited Health Professionals.
- To maintain a separate Instagram Page to post timely Social Media Posts in relation to taking care of our respective wellbeing.
- To develop a Page on BSUnion Website to include and signpost Wellbeing Tips from renowned mental health organizations, and sharing useful contacts where Students can have access to in time of needs.
- To provide a welcoming, caring and safe community that encourages each other to seek help and treatment if needed.
Listening Service is a peer-to-peer service which aims to act as a listening ear for Bruneian students studying and living in the UK & EiRe. Interested users are asked to fill in and book an appointment through here.
Disclaimer: This is not a counselling service and is not authorised or licensed to give professional advice relating to mental and/or physical health.
Our Past Activities & Events
helplines & Listening services
You can also contact any of the UPP Officers, specifically the Welfare Officer through Staff Directory (upp.org.uk) if you need help with anything during your study in the UK & EiRe.
These are some of the available helplines & listening services provided by various organisation that focuses on your Mental Health.
Samaritans (Call 116 firstname.lastname@example.org)
A confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. Available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
SANEline (Call 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day)
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
(Call 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day)
if you are struggling and need to talk. Or if you prefer not to speak on the phone, you could try the CALM webchat service.
If you're a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
Useful websites' resource
Action for Happiness
A not-for-profit providing resources and evidence-based ideas for actions we can take to feel happier and help to reduce and prevent mental ill health – personally, in our communities, workplaces and schools
Mental Health Foundation
UK charity dedicated to finding and addressing the sources of mental health issues. Includes information, research, resources and an invaluable A-Z of mental health terms
National charity providing information, advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.
A charity working with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students. Offers information and support for students.
The School of Life
The School of Life is a collective of psychologists, philosophers and writers devoted to helping people lead calmer and more resilient lives. We share ideas on how to understand ourselves better, improve our relationships, take stock of our careers and deepen our social connections - as well as find serenity and grow more confident in facing challenges.
Your weekly dose of fun and interesting psychology, creepy psychology, psychopaths, serial killers, pop psychology, political psychology. Pretty much whatever you learn in school, but just in a way that you can apply and relate.
Kati Morton is a licensed therapist making mental health videos to help educate and empower people on YouTube.
Started this channel June 2016 in hopes of encouraging my peers to take an honest and sober look at their lives to see if they're living the life they proactively choose to live. And if they're not, to find the courage to do something about it.
Compiled Resources from various organisation (pdf)
Wellbeing Team resources + Recorded seminars
helplines/resources in Brunei
Talian Harapan 145 (Everyday from 8am-11pm)
A mental health hotline in Brunei that aims to provide emotional and mental health support to those in need via telephone.