With thanks to Santander, staff members in universities across the country can now sign up to our 1 day workshop and receive training to deliver the Look After Your Mate workshop on their campus.
Vicky Gall, Head of Volunteering at Student Minds
We know that the state of student mental health is a pressing issue.
We also know that the support students can offer each other is key to changing attitudes and fostering an environment of support in universities.
Our Look After Your Mate workshops equip students with the skills and knowledge to support a friend who is struggling with their mental health and gives them the confidence to reach out to a friend for the first time. As well as the workshop, the Look After Your Mate campaign provides members of the university community with access to a range of resources including an activities toolkit and an online guide for friends.
The workshop ran in 8 cities across the country in 2014/15, and from the workshops the student were reported to have had a 29% increase in their knowledge of how to support a friend. With its growing success and demand, we are pleased to announce that Student Minds have developed Look After Your Mate into a 1 day workshop, train the trainer model for staff in universities nationwide.
The dates for the training are:
Wednesday 9th March- City University, London
Wednesday 30th March- Leeds University
The workshop has a £250.00 registration fee and £10 to sign up for annual membership which means you will have access to our staff hub which will include training resources, a forum for trainers and useful advice on running the workshops on your campus.
Click here to find out more about the Train the Trainer workshop.
To register your interest, sign up here to the dates you wish to attend. If you have any questions in regards to the training please contact firstname.lastname@example.org