Mental health skills for student support services

Course information
Date
Course start date is passed
Level
Introductory
Locations
This course will be taking place online
Course information
Date
Course start date is passed
Level
Introductory
Locations
This course will be taking place online
About the course

This one-day simulation course looks at ways student support staff can assist students who are experiencing mental health concerns. 

It will provide an immersive, highly lifelike learning experience, allowing them to develop their skills in dealing with a range of challenging scenarios.

Developed in conjunction with major London universities, the content covered will be highly relevant to anyone working in support services. Learning will be facilitated by the award-winning Maudsley Simulation faculty and supported by clinical experts from the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neurosciences (IoPPN).

It is estimated that one in four university students will experience mental illness and students are increasingly speaking to student support services and faculty members about their mental health concerns. The recent increase in suicides amongst university students has brought the duty of care faced by universities into focus and many institutions are seeking to make positive changes towards providing holistic care to their students.

This is an ideal opportunity for university staff to build on their existing knowledge and improve their confidence in discussing, assessing, and managing a range of mental health and behavioural difficulties.

The price for this course is available on request, please email maudsleylearning@slam.nhs.uk.

Course Programme

The following topics will be covered:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Substance misuse and addiction
  • Sexual assault and trauma
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD and autism spectrum)
  • Psychotic symptoms and first-episode psychosis
  • Mental health challenges for international students.
Learning objectives
Perform effective first-line assessments for a range of mental health and crisis presentations Navigate difficult conversations with students in difficulty Confidently discuss, assess, and manage self-harm and suicide
Provide advice, signposting, and referral to appropriate services Use motivation interviewing techniques to effect change  

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Course schedule

Course start date is passed
Target audience
Academic, Peer support mentors, Student support staff, University faculty members, University health service doctors, University tutors
Locations
Upcoming date
Length and time
This course will be taking place online
17/06/2022 09:00-17:30
8 hours
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