Wellbeing Training

The Students’ Union organises and delivers a range of workshops designed to support student wellbeing on campus.


Resilience Skills Training

Emotional resilience is a major defence against developing mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. University life can be incredibly challenging, and equipping students with the necessary skills to protect their mental health in times of adversity is essential.

This training explores what resilience is, why it is important and gives all participants the skills to build and improve their emotional resilience.

To book on a training session simply click the link below for the date you want to attend.

 

This training is part of a successful Students’ Union funding bid to the National Lottery Community Fund to introduce Suicide Prevention and Resilience Skills Training across campus.


Suicide Prevention Training

Three quarters of all people who end their own lives are not in contact with mental health services or support within the year leading up to their death. There are many barriers to asking for help - including fear of rejection, not knowing how to access appropriate help, fear of the consequences on personal relationships and the negative impact on university careers.

There are also substantial barriers to helping someone at increased risk of suicide - not identifying the signs, not knowing what to say, fear of making things worse and not knowing how to help are often mentioned as reasons why someone didn't take action.

This training explores practical actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of suicide, potential signs that someone may be at risk and how to effectively link others to help.

To book on a training session simply click the link below for the date you want to attend.

 

This training is part of a successful Students’ Union funding bid to the National Lottery Community Fund to introduce Suicide Prevention and Resilience Skills Training across campus.


GamCare Awareness and Training

Problem gambling is a complex and multi-dimensional activity, and the circumstances which make someone prone to developing a gambling problem are often multi-faceted and will depend upon the function gambling plays in their life.

GamCare training is specifically designed to:

  • Improve understanding of gambling and problem gambling behaviour and psychology
  • Increase awareness of the social impact of gambling and problem gambling
  • Provide the necessary skills to address the needs of those adversely affected by problem gambling

Our training programmes are interactive and build on the understanding and skills of the learners. They are all designed and delivered by experienced trainers with clinical experience of working with those adversely affected by problem gambling. This combination of experience and expertise ensures that our training is of the highest quality and promotes excellence in supporting those affected by gambling-related harms.

This training session will be delivered by GamCare.

To book on a training session simply click the link below for the date you want to attend.

 


Community Sighted Guide Training

A Community Sighted Guide is a member of the General Public who has been trained to safely offer assistance to a person who is blind or visually impaired whilst they are out and about in their normal daily lives or as part of their job.

Sighted Guiding is a recognised technique developed by Guide Dogs and RNIB as a way of helping people who are living with sight loss to get around safely.

The course is free and requires no time commitment beyond the course, however you may want to progress to the next level to become a My Guide Volunteer.

Places are limited to 12 people per session.

To book on a training session simply click the link below for the date you want to attend.

 


Bystander Intervention Training

One third of female students at UK Universities will experience sexual assault or abuse while studying, while an eighth of men experience unwanted sexual advances. Working with Welsh Women’s Aid we will host a training and awareness course for Aberystwyth University students taking place over three consecutive weeks.

This training will help students recognise sexual harassment and abuse, and give them the skills and confidence to respond appropriately. I also looks at changing cultural norms that condone sexism and harassment.

This training is delivered in partnership with Welsh Women’s Aid.

To book on a training session simply click the link below for the date you want to attend.

 


Consent Training

Teaching people about consent equips them to have more safe, ethical and enjoyable sexual experiences.

Brook’s four-part course helps you to understand the law, the gender norms, stereotypes and cultural factors which may affect someone’s ability to consent and supports people to communicate about consent with their partners.

Brook’s consent module was developed as part of a joint project with the University of Sussex and is based on original doctoral research by Elsie Whittington.

Elsie worked extensively with young people to research what they understood about consent and to understand the reality of their own sexual experiences. The result includes the ground-breaking Consent Continuum and a series of tried-and-tested activities that Elsie developed as part of her work.

This course is divided into four modules:

  1. The meaning of consent
  2. Myths and the law
  3. The Consent Continuum
  4. Communicating consent

Each module provides a range of high-quality downloadable resources that you can use to understand various aspects of consent.

Each module is divided into:

Learn it: Exploring and understanding particular aspects of consent for yourself
Teach it: Equipping you with all you need to explore consent with other people 

All you need to do is create an account on Brook Learn and away you go. Check it out here: Brook Learn Consent.

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