The SU provides training for students and student leaders on a variety of welfare topics. These sessions can help students to support each other.

Bringing in the Bystander

Bringing In The Bystander gives people to tools to become effective and safe bystanders, whether that is in the moment, or having a quiet word at a more opportune time.

The training is delivered to Freshers Captains, Hall Reps and Sports Clubs and Societies members, as well as sessions for all students taking place throughout the year.

The training was developed by the University of New Hampshire and has been delivered at universities across the world, with significant research demonstrating its effectiveness at encouraging attitude change and increasing bystander behaviours.

25th Feb, 1:15-2:05pm26th Feb, 12:15-1:05pm

Look After Your Mate

University life can sometimes be tricky and being able to reach out to friends in a time of need is really important. Friendship can play a key role in helping someone living with, or recovering from difficulties. We know that providing this support to friends isn’t always easy. It can be hard to know what to say and when to say it.

Look After Your Mate is a national Student Minds campaign designed to give you all the information needed to support friends experiencing mental health difficulties whilst looking after your own wellbeing.

"Students should sign up for Look After Your Mate training so that they can feel well equipped to support their friends' mental health - knowing how to start a conversation and where the boundaries should lie." Patrick Taylor, Student Minds Campaigns Committee Chair.

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