Understanding Mental Health seminar

For students and staff

Did you know that 75% of all mental illness develops before the age of 25? International research has shown that early identification of individuals at risk leads to early intervention and better long-term outcomes.

Aims of the seminar

The University offers a three-hour seminar titled 'Understanding Mental Health'. This is designed specifically for people who may become aware of a student (or colleague) in distress or deterioration in a person's functioning.

Participants will learn about the symptoms and warning signs for the common mental health problems (anxiety, depression, psychosis and self-harming behaviour). At the end of the seminar, participants should expect to have increased confidence when responding to a person who may have mental health issues. Participants will be able to provide information on the support services available with the University and in the wider community.

To organise a seminar

These seminars are run on the requests of faculties or other groups. If you have a minimum of 16 participants and a venue with AV equipment, we are happy to come to you. Fill in the request form and we will get back to you shortly.