The following training options are provided to university staff and some student groups.
Online Mental Health Awareness Training
The online Mental Health Awareness Induction Course is available to all staff members and clarifies the why, when and how to act when you are concerned about a student's mental health.
The key messages of the training are Be Aware, Listen and Link students to support.
Seek advice from the staff within the Counselling team within Student Life Counselling Support if you are unsure of what to do.
- suicide risks and safety
- responding to students in distress or those who show concerning or challenging behaviours
- mental health at university
- supporting students under the MACA policy
- referring to support services (CDS, Student Care, the International Students' Centre, Wirltu Yarlu and others)
- Early Intervention Group for reporting inappropriate student behaviour.
The training contains video and audio content as well as interactive quizzes and links to staff support and further information. There are clear steps to follow both in an emergency and in your everyday interactions with students.
Mental health affects us all. We encourage you to invest some time to undertake this worthwhile training to promote the well-being of all members of our University community. We suggest you undertake the training in 3 x 1 hour sessions, or 2 x 1.5 hour sessions to gain the most benefit.
Accredited Mental Health First Aid Training
Students in distress
Staff often ask us how they can better manage responses to student who are distressed. This comprehensive workshop provides clear ideas and guidelines on what to do and who to ask for support.
- The workshop is aimed at staff and can be provided to small or larger groups.
- It could be adapted to suit students
- 1 hour duration
- No cost
For further information please contact Counselling Support.