UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Sophie Churchill

Student Advisory Board member; BA French and Spanish student, King's College London


I’m a 3rd year student of French and Spanish at King’s College London, currently completing online ERASMUS placements at universities in both France and Spain. I’m currently involved with my Students’ Union as Chair of the Wellbeing Union Development Committee, Vice President and Wellbeing Lead for King’s Beat Society, Campaigns and Social Media Officer for ThinkMental, and part of the Peer Health Education Team run by “Positive Peers”.  

Being wholeheartedly committed to learning as much as I can in order to help as best as I can, and taking every opportunity to improve student life at University and their mental health; I’ve completed a Psychology Diploma, an Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma, an Advanced Suicide Awareness and Prevention Course, and I’m starting a 2 year course in Psychodynamic Counselling at Birkbeck University this October.   

I have always been passionate about mental health, particularly that of students, and even more so through my own lived experience of mental health difficulties at university. Having had first-hand experience of both the challenges and pressures students face, and the support available to them, has acted as further motivation for me to make a difference to the lives of students who are suffering, and to help influence much needed change and work relating to student mental health. Mental Health has to be a priority for staff and students, and I want to help make this happen. 

I’m excited about joining the PsychUP for Wellbeing Student Advisory Board and I’m looking forward to learning lots from others as well as sharing my own knowledge in order to create a positive change to student mental health.