E-learning for colleges and universities

Keeping mental health in mind Online learning for all college and university staff

Would you like to feel more confident to support students in distress?

Easy-to-follow 20-minute sessions including:

• Signs to look out for

• Key helping skills

• Knowing who else to involve

Who is the training for?

All academic and support staff, including:


security staff

accommodation staff

careers advisors


personal tutors




registry staff

For students experiencing depression, anxiety, homesickness or low self-esteem, that first conversation can make all the difference – and it’s often non-specialist staff such as personal tutors, porters and cleaning staff who first notice that a student may be in distress.

CWMT has developed an online learning resource for university staff, providing evidence-based information and training modules on a range of mental health issues. The aim is to help non-specialist staff feel more confident to spot and respond to signs of distress amongst students.

"Thank you so much for providing us with a free, user friendly, high calibre resource. One that we can share with staff, especially when providing workshops for supporting students in distress or as a stand alone training course."


You can access the e-learning and find out more here.

We also have a teaching pack that supports the University e-learning. It is split into six sessions and is available to download below:

Session 1

Key principles

Session 4


Session 2

Signs to look out for

Session 5

At risk or in crisis

Session 3

Key skills

Session 6 

Case study

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