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Workshops & Events

Workshops

Below is a list of workshops currently offered. For more information please contact the UMatter2 Office.

USA Mental Health First Aid logo. Mental Health First Aid is a national program to teach the skills to respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Contact Melissa Wall by email: Melissa_Wall@uml.edu or Jim Whitaker by email: Jim_Whitaker@uml.edu for training dates.

safeTALK infographic about talking about suicide. safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps.

Contact Melissa Wall by email: Melissa_Wall@uml.edu or Michelle Hunt by email: Michelle_Hunt@uml.edu for training dates.

There are many different workshops and trainings offered on campus to meet the different needs of our campus community. Attend a workshop and learn how you can support students in need.

Please email umatter2@uml.edu for additional information regarding staff and student workshops.

Events

Below is a list of campus events planned for the upcoming academic year. For more information please contact the UMatter2 Office.

Fresh Check Day the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways. Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally.  Mark your calendars for October 3, 2019!

Health Education Events (Therapy Dogs, HAWK Chillout, Stress Relief Fair, Petting Farm and more!)

Visit our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) for more information on university events.