By promoting the RMBF’s work, Student MLOs help to ensure that colleagues know about the services and support available, should they require them.

Student MLOs are encouraged to promote the work of the RMBF however they are able, both formally and informally. The role is a flexible one, to take account of time commitments, study and work schedules. For example, Student MLOs can promote the RMBF by:

  1. Organising shout-outs on different medical school Facebook pages
  2. Having stands at freshers fairs, wellbeing events, mental health awareness days, etc.
  3. Representing the RMBF on student-staff liaison committees
  4. Distributing RMBF leaflets
  5. Retweeting and sharing RMBF activity on Twitter
  6. Integrating with pre-existing medical school welfare sources

RMBF Social Media Policy

We ask all volunteers to follow RMBF Social Media policy guidelines when promoting the work of the organisation. We encourage the responsible use of social media and expect our volunteers to remember that they are all ambassadors for the charity and that social media is never private.

This policy is solely for volunteers and aims to:

  1. Give clear guidelines on what volunteers can say about the organisation
  2. Comply with relevant legislation and protect volunteers
  3. Help volunteers draw a line between their private lives and their volunteering
  4. Protect RMBF against liability for the actions of volunteers

Downloadable publicity resources

To help Student MLOs promote the RMBF, the following publicity resources are available. If you would like to request hard copies of any of the materials listed below, please contact the VPM.

Information leaflet – provides an outline of the help available from the RMBF, includes a case study and contact details

RMBF PowerPoint presentation – provides key information on how the RMBF supports medical students and their families

RMBF Case for Support and Elevator Pitch

Publicity ‘freebies’ – RMBF pens, lanyards, notelets and stress capsules available on request from the VPM


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