19 Dec Raising Awareness about Mental Health and Wellbeing around HE Campuses
Faculty and HE staff have been identified in the relevant literature as potential gatekeepers who can help connect distressed students with available mental health services (Indelicato et al., 2011). However, members of the faculty and staff may not feel sufficiently prepared to offer their support to students who need it, due to either a lack of knowledge about mental health issues (Gulliver et al., 2019). Indeed, 70% of university staff in a relevant study reported that they had never received the mental health training required to manage these growing demands, and 64% expressed a desire for training (Margrove et al., 2014).
- What knowledge and attitudes shape the recognition of mental health problems amongst staff and instructors at your university?