Are you a faculty member or other academic staff interested in improving your knowledge around student mental health to facilitate working with the diverse range of students in your classes and departments? A group of faculty and academic staff has been developing the UP Academic Network for Mental Health, which will begin work in the spring semester. Its goal is to provide an additional layer of resources and knowledge for faculty and academic staff who are concerned about student mental health.
The first event will be a suicide prevention training specifically for faculty and academic staff on Friday morning, January 11. Time and location is to be determined. A smaller group will convene in a facilitated session that same day to further discuss ways of best helping faculty and academic staff address student mental health concerns.
For further information about the new UP Academic Network for Mental Health, see a summary on this week’s Teaching and Learning Community Blog. If you are interested in joining the January 11 training, please contact Andrew Guest, psychological sciences, at firstname.lastname@example.org.