Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. Explore some of the factors which lead to the development of mental health difficulties, including how to help.
Who is it for?
All Staff, in particular those who work with students.
We all have a state of mental and physical health which fluctuates over time and is dependent upon a number of factors, some of which are under our control. Just as some individuals are susceptible to physical ill health, so some individuals are more susceptible to being affected by mental health difficulties.
You will learn about some of the factors which lead to the development of mental health difficulties, how to respond appropriately to individuals who are exhibiting signs of distress and also what you can do to improve your own mental health.
By the end of the session you will have:
- Gained an understanding of the range of mental health difficulties which affect the student population
- Gained an understanding of some of the ways in which student life can exacerbate mental health problems
- Understood some of the common warning signs that a student may be experiencing mental health difficulties
- Gained some awareness of what you can do to help vulnerable students
- Gained some awareness of what you can do to improve your own mental health
Unable to make this workshop?
Guidance on how to respond to students who need help
Raising Awareness - Fighting Depression has been developed by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and includes this new e-learning package, designed to give non-specialist staff the skills, knowledge and confidence to offer a first line of support to students who may have mental health issues. The package consists of six easy-to-follow 20-minute sessions including signs to look out for, helping skills and knowing who else to involve.
Sarah Ashworth, Mental Health Co-ordinator, Student Support
If you cannot make the above date and are interested in attending a future session, please complete your details on the Mailing List form. We will then contact you as soon as the next date is announced.
Please contact openprogrammeadmin at warwick dot ac dot uk