Working with the Glasgow University Students' Representative Council (GUSRC) to build a community of Mental Health Champions.
Mental Health Champions
Our two programmes Mind Your Mate (suicide prevention skills for university students) and Mind Yourself (how to improve and protect your mental health while at university) form part of GUSRC’s campaign to build a community of Mental Health Champions, reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, and reduce the barriers that prevent students from accessing the help and support they need while studying at the University.
Upon successful completion of the Mind Your Mate and Mind Yourself workshops, students receive a completion certificate signed off by the University’s Chief Operating Officer, acknowledging their status as a Glasgow University Mental Health Champion.
GUSRC Mental Health Trainers
The programmes are delivered by a team of students who have completed the Two Roads Train the Trainer Programme. Each year the SRC recruit twelve students to complete the training and deliver the programmes to fellow students. The GUSRC Mental Health Trainers are paid for each programme delivered and their time during the Train the Trainer.
Each Train the Trainer programme is delivered by staff of Two Roads Charity and happens over a two-week period. It includes a formal sign-off before the new Mental Health Trainers are allowed to deliver their first programme.
You can meet some of the student trainers in this video as they talk about emotional resilience:
Recruitment of Participants
The programmes are promoted widely by the SRC through their website, on digital screens across campus, social media and as part of national awareness days. They also recruit directly from clubs and societies, as well as University groups including Postgraduate Research students, Peer Wellbeing Supporters, and the Resident Life Team.
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How can we help you support your students’ mental health?
We offer direct delivery of our programmes as well as the Train the Trainer option. We can deliver our programmes face-to-face or live online. Many students’ unions start with us delivering directly to ensure the training is a good fit before developing their own peer-to-peer trainers. We would be delighted to discuss how we could help improve your members' mental health and safety. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 07725836449.