Health and Wellbeing
Suicide Awareness Training - 20 minutes that could turn out to be invaluable
As young adults, university students are often under a lot of pressure to succeed academically, socially, and personally. This can be a challenging and stressful time, and it's important to recognise that mental health struggles are not uncommon. Suicide is a serious issue, and it's essential that we all take steps to increase our awareness and understanding of this topic.
That's why we want to encourage all residents in Intercollegiate Halls to take advantage of the suicide awareness training offered by the Zero Suicide Alliance. This online training is completely free and takes just 20 minutes to complete. It will help you to recognise the warning signs of suicide, provide you with the knowledge and tools to have difficult conversations with those who may be struggling and direct you towards the appropriate resources and support.
Take the training now - the university student edition
The training is interactive, and you will be presented with various scenarios and asked how you would respond. This will help to prepare you for real-life situations (that we hope you will never have to go through) and give you the confidence to intervene if necessary. You'll learn about the common myths and misconceptions surrounding suicide, as well as the facts and statistics. You'll also discover the importance of self-care and how to support someone who is struggling with their mental health.
It's important to remember that suicide is preventable, and by completing this training, you will be doing your part to create a safer, more supportive environment for everyone, not just in the halls.
Please spend 20 minutes and take advantage of the training. By doing so, you'll be increasing your knowledge and understanding of this important topic and be better equipped to support yourself and others.
Remember, suicide is preventable, and we all have a role to play in creating a supportive and caring community.
Support in halls and at uni
It's important to remember that you're not alone, and support is always available to you. Whether you're struggling with mental health issues, feeling overwhelmed with academic pressures, or simply need someone to talk to, there are people who can help.
You can reach out to your Hall Warden or Resident Advisor, who are here to provide you with support and guidance. Additionally, your university has a range of resources and services available to support your health and wellbeing, including counselling services, mental health support, and academic assistance.
You can find more information on the Campus Life website's Health and Wellbeing section, which provides a comprehensive list of resources and services available to you. Remember, it's okay to ask for help, and taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health.
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