Wellbeing Champions and Mental Health First Aiders form a support network with skills and knowledge to support people in the workplace and signpost them to available resources
We have a network of over 120 Wellbeing Champions embedded across UCL faculties, departments and professional service areas at UCL. They are undergoing their training programme and will be able to advise you on any wellbeing related matters locally. Champions will also be running wellbeing events in their departments in the coming months so stay tuned and get in touch with them if you're interested in getting involved.
Our network of Wellbeing Champions help to implement and support Wellbeing@UCL through effective signposting, knowledge of support available, organising and promoting wellbeing activities, and encouraging healthy lifestyles and positive mental health. All Champions go through Mental Health First Aid training for Higher Education to equip them with required skills.
Mental Health First Aiders
There are over 70 Mental Health First Aiders across UCL. All first aiders have completed two-day Adult Mental Health First Aid training from MHFA England, delivered by UCL trainers.
We encourage all first aiders to make themselves visible by displaying the posters available through MHFA England and using stickers provided by UCL Wellbeing.
UCL's Mental Health First Aid Training Team
We are investing in our staff and training up colleagues from different parts of the university to become accredited Mental Health First Aid trainers. This will enable us to provide more staff with training in how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
We have a number of upcoming two-day Adult Mental Health First Aid training dates for UCL staff. If you are interested in taking this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Declan Clear, Student Experience Officer in the UCL School of Management, commented:
“It's important that we remove the stigma around mental health and face the challenges that it presents, and having UCL staff trained in Mental Health First Aid can only benefit our students and colleagues. It's a wonderful scheme and I look forward to taking and embedding the knowledge into our departmental practices. Building awareness can only be a good thing.