Training for staff

Online resources

The University has developed online training to help staff to support students. The first resource is aimed at all staff who are in contact with students as part of their work, it will help you to support students’ wellbeing from the initial point of contact with a student in need Supporting Students at The University of Manchester.

Our second resource looks at identifying and responding to students in a mental health crisis. This training uses short videos to takes you through a number of scenarios tom help you think through what might be helpful responses and when to refer.

If you have significant concerns about the mental health of a student this crisis pathway can provide guidance about next steps.

Training for PGR Supervisors

Two online modules, originally developed by the University of Durham have been adapted for supervisors at the University of Manchester:

Supporting PGR Mental Health and Wellbeing for PGR Supervisors provides an overview of mental health in the context of postgraduate ressearch. The course offers supervisors guidance on how they can identify, respond to and support postgraduate researchers in distress.

Case Studies for PGR Supervision in the Context of Mental Health Difficulties explore the process of supervision of postgraduate researchers when supervisees are having difficulties.

Face to Face & zoom

In addition to the online resources above we also provide regular training sessions for staff:

Student Mental Health Matters: spotting the signs, knowing what to say and knowing what to do

Sessions are delivered either in-person (10am to 1pm) or via Zoom (11am to 1pm)

2022: 14th Sep zoom, 12th Oct in-person, 16th Nov zoom & 7th Dec in-person

2023: 4th Jan zoom

Further information and booking can be found via the staff training catalogue.

Advice and consultancy

We provide telephone advice and consultancy for tutors and others who would like to talk through their involvement in helping someone else. Such advice is confidential and may provide a second opinion on help or guidance being provided to a third party.

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