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AMSA Activ8 National Co-coordinator Callouts 2019

08 Sep 2018

What is Activ8?

The mental health of medical students is increasingly becoming recognised within the media and within our medical schools as an important issue that needs to be addressed.  It has been shown that medical students have similar psychological wellbeing to other students before entering Medicine, but this drops throughout the course.  


Activ8 Mental Health was established by the AMSA Mental Health in 2018 to complement AMSA MH’s other initiatives, as a campaign solely focused on preventative mental health and wellbeing. In order to raise awareness around self-care and engage medical students, the campaign was constructed around eight pillars of wellbeing (see below) that support health and wellbeing.


Each month from March to October one of the 8 pillars is run as the focus of the campaign which includes social media posts, monthly competitions, research articles, blog posts and activities suggestions for med students to incorporate the pillar in their own life. For examples of posts, competitions and activities run as part of the campaign, visit our AMSA Mental Health facebook page.


Activ8 team and format for 2019

Moving into 2019, Activ8 will be run as an autonomous project separate from AMSA Mental Health Project. The project will cover the 8 pillars over 8 months, with material for each pillar to be released over one week of each month ie. 1 week on, 3 weeks off.  

We are recruiting 2 National Co-coordinators to oversee the production of material for the campaign. Key responsibilities include liaison with the Global Health Projects for pillars relevant to Activ8 (eg. Healthy Communities and Code Green), and the coordination of grassroots events and competitions in addition to campaign material.

Application Process

Please complete an application with the following questions in this wufoo form (include link). You will be required to upload a CV in the form.


1. Tell us about your passion for self-care and preventative mental health.

2. What is your vision for Activ8 2019?

3. How do you intend to generate sustained student engagement with Activ8 over such a long period (8 month campaign)?

4. What relevant skills or experience will you bring to the project? How would you feel about upskilling in design?


Submission deadline: 11.59 AEST, Friday 21st September.

What is involved in being in the Activ8 team?

Position Descriptions

Activ8 Co-coordinators


Reports to

National Project Officer

Primary Tasks

Oversee and be involved in the creation and collation of material for the Activ8 preventative mental health campaign.

Coordinate collaboration with AMSA Mental Health and Global Health projects (Healthy Communities, Code Green and Crossing Borders) on relevant pillars eg. physical activity, community and connection and sustainable environment.

Overall Goals for 2019

Develop a sustainable model for Activ8 campaign, whereby campaign material can be outsourced to relevant project teams.

Increase grassroots engagement with the campaign.


To oversee the production of material, competitions and events for the campaign.

To maintain consistent branding established in 2018.

To establish a timeline for the campaign in liaison with Global Health Projects.

Contact sponsors in liaison with Sponsorship Officers to secure prizes for Activ8 competitions.

Day-to-day tasks

Communication - Email, slack, meetings

Liaise with team members and GH projects.

Writing and researching material for campaign.

Designing infographics and engaging posts.

Time commitment

3 - 5 hours/week

Term of appointment will be till December 2019.


Organisational skills and year-long planning.

Flair for creative campaign material.

Excellent communication skills to coordinate an effective team and liaise with other teams.

Performance Indicators

Facebook engagement metrics eg. people reached, reactions/likes.

Consistent and timely release of material each month.

People to liaise with

AMSA Mental Health

Healthy Communities Project Coordinator

Code Green Project Coordinator/s

Crossing Border Project Coordinator

Student Engagement Officer

AMSA National Coordinator

Current position holder contact details

Genevieve Moseley -


We are looking for people passionate about self-care and preventative mental health, who are excellent communicators, and keen to upskill in: 1) managerial skills, and 2) design skills, to continue Activ8’s beautiful signature branding and infographics.

Published: 08 Sep 2018