University Support Program - headspace
In partnership with Australian universities, headspace aims to build the capacity of the higher education sector to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for staff and students.
The University Support Program provides training and education opportunities to Australian universities to build their capacity and confidence to engage in conversations about mental health and wellbeing. Training and education sessions are available either online or in-person; they are interactive, strengths-based, and evidence-informed, and can also be modified to align with existing mental health and wellbeing initiatives at your university.
Three different workshops are offered online via zoom or in-person. Open to all staff of universities.
Introduction to the University Support Program - 30 minutes
Learn about the available training, how postvention support can be tailored to suit your needs and what resources are available to help reduce risk and enhance safety at your university.
Real talk: a conversational approach to supporting university students and staff - 60 minutes
This workshop will help you: Notice changes in a person's mood or behaviours that may indicate mental health difficulties, inquire about what you have noticed and provide timely and appropriate support.
Responding to suicide: a toolkit to support Australian universities- 75 minutes
Learn about the available toolkit for responding to suicide and the practical steps required to implement the tools and support your university in the immediate, short-term, and longer-term phases of a postvention response.