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Mental Health Awareness - Supporting Students (Exeter)



Personal Effectiveness.



About this course:

There has been an increase in students experiencing challenges to their mental health, both diagnosable conditions and in response to COVID.

This session is based around increasing staff awareness of how mental health may impact on the student experience at university.

Providing some basic approaches around what is helpful when approaching conversations with students and mental health.

Looking at how to manage a distressed student and what processes to follow if someone expresses suicidal thoughts/ideas.

It involves psycho-education and discussion or group elements to explore the themes discussed.

We strongly encourage you to have watched the regarding suicide prevention, prior to the workshop.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will have:.

- An increased awareness of what may impact on student's wellbeing including the most common diagnosable conditions in this group and other aspects that impact on wellbeing in this cohort.

- An introduction and practice in how to approach a conversation with a student around mental health.

- Knowledge of how you might deal with a distressed student or someone expressing suicidal ideation.

Who should attend this course:

This course is aimed at academic and other staff who are supporting students directly.

These may include lecturers, PGR lecturers, personal tutors and welfare staff.


Ella Knight and Lucy Poynter.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by People Development; please contact for more details.

13/12/2022 Delivered Virtually 13:30 16:30 Free Onela Knight 1

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