Higher Education Mental Health Champion Training

Course Information

Our intensive Higher Education mental health awareness and skills course was created in consultation with leading student mental health charity Student Minds. It was piloted in 16 universities and evaluated by the University of Chester and we are working closely with colleges & universities to deliver this course for their students.

This one day course qualifies people as Higher Education MHFA Champions, giving them:

  • A deeper understanding of the issues that relate to student and staff mental health.
  • Skills to spot early signs of mental ill health.
  • Confidence to signpost someone to support – whether that’s through self-help resources, university counselling services, the NHS, or a mix.
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness.

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  • One day face to face course.
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Everyone who completes the course receives:

  • A certificate of attendance to say they are a Higher Education MHFA Champion.
  • A Higher Education MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it.
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health.

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