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Become trained in Mental Health First Aid

We offer a variety of training opportunities that are available either at UCL or externally designed to increase your knowledge and confidence supporting others with their mental and physical health.

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Mental health and wellbeing  

Mental health training at UCL - find out what’s available through MHFA England and who can deliver the training to you or your department. 

Guidance for Managers on having Wellbeing Conversations - managing people requires a variety of skills. Explore the legal side of mental wellbeing and best practice approaches to starting conversations. 

Leading Wellbeing Conversations course - this session will give managers a greater understanding of mental health and wellbeing issues. 

Supporting Others - explore the common themes to consider when supporting others with their wellbeing in the workplace. 

Managing Your Own Self-Care and Wellbeing - this self-paced course looks at different techniques, tools and tips that may have a positive impact upon your mental wellbeing. Just like physical wellbeing, we need to constantly monitor our mental health.

Listening skills - this interactive session will give you a better understanding of the power of active listening, the barriers to listening and increased confidence in utilising listening skills. There is practise time built into this session. Email Berni from Step-by-Step coaching for quotes and further details. 

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Supporting students' mental health 

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust training - designed for all staff in university settings, who are not in specialised roles in mental health. The training aims to build you confidence in supporting students around mental health. Each session takes around 20-minutes to complete.  

Mental health first aid for Higher Education (N.B link specifically to MHFA for HE section on this page) - suitable for anyone who works or studies at UCL, in particular those who are student facing members of staff. 

Supporting PGR Mental Health and Wellbeing - designed to help supervisors recognise indicators of mental health problems and potential triggers. 

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Suicide prevention training

If you or anyone is in immediate danger of hurting themselves or others: call 999 (see Crisis support here) 

Suicide First Aid Training Lite: Complete training with the UCL preffered supplier. Developed by the National Centre for Suicide Prevention, the 3.5 hour Suicide First Aid Course gives participants practical skills they can use to prevent someone dying from suicide.

If you need face-to-face support for suicidal thoughts, please see our external resources here.

Recommended for everyone at UCL:

Introduction to Suicide awareness (5-10 minutes) - learn how to approach and help someone who you think may be considering taking their own life. 

Suicide awareness training (20 minutes) - gain skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide. Learn:

  • How to spot suicide warning signs 
  • How to have a conversation with someone you’re worried about 
  • Where to signpost to for further support 
  • Suicide is preventable 

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First Aid training 

Emergency First Aid training at work 

First Aid Annual Update training 

First Aid at Work training 

First Aid at Work Requalification training 

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