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Look After Your Mates

We know that most students talk to their friends when they are having a tough time.

Friendship can play a key role in helping someone live with or recover from any difficulties they are facing. But it can be hard to know what to say when a friend is struggling.

For University Mental Health Day 2016, universities across the country are recognizing the importance of students supporting each other. To mark the day, we will be running a ‘Look After Your Mate’ workshop to give students the skills and knowledge to support a friend who is experiencing difficulties at university, and give them the confidence to know what to do to give that friend the support they need.

The workshop will be running on Thursday 3 March from 1pm in Library room 371

The workshop includes:

  • Key practical tips for supporting a friend.
  • Spotting signs in a friend.
  • How to start a conversation.
  • How to support a friend: Listening and learning.
  • Signposting to support.
  • Looking after your own wellbeing as a supporter.

To sign up, please register here.