Helping your students experiencing poor Mental Health:
You may well be aware of the ongoing national concern regarding the increasing number of students experiencing poor mental health whilst attending University. For students experiencing homesickness, depression, anxiety, stress, or low self-esteem, that initial conversation can make all the difference. Often it is staff such as lecturers, personal tutors, faculty administrators, and Security/Catering/domestic staff who first notice that a student may be in distress or experiencing difficulty.
In order that the University continues to respond appropriately to support students experiencing poor mental health, it is important that staff receive periodic update training in mental health awareness. To meet this requirement, all staff across the University are being asked to complete a mental health awareness online training module. The module has been developed by the Charlie Walker Memorial Trust and is designed to give non-specialist staff the skills, knowledge, and confidence to provide an initial first line of support to students experiencing poor mental well-being.
Please click on the link below and start completing the 6 short modules:
Please note. Liverpool Hope will pay for staff applications. For details on how to pay, please contact Shauna Anton on firstname.lastname@example.org
Vitae Research Membership
Liverpool Hope University is a member of Vitae (through institutional annual subscription) and thereby has access to the range of resources and opportunities that Vitae provide, including networking and expertise and knowledge exchange, the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, skills training materials and resources (e.g. GRADSchools and the Effective researcher suite), production of materials, ideas, events, strategic direction, advice on career development and planning, and briefings and targeted resources for supervisors.
Membership of Vitae provides access to resources and materials that support the development of researchers, the mandatory postgraduate research skills training and offers advice and support for supervisors. Membership also brings discounts – on the annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, Policy Fora, and the programme of targeted courses for researchers.
All Liverpool Hope staff and students can now sign up for Vitae membership to get access to these resources, by clicking the following link:
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 seeks to address the role of businesses in preventing modern slavery from occurring in their supply chains and organisations. The Act requires the University to report annually on our actions to identify, prevent and mitigate modern slavery within our supply chain.
As part of our commitment to tacking modern slavery, the University is providing training to staff responsible for the procurement of goods and services at any level or value.
You are asked to complete the training which can be accessed here.
The aim of the training is to enable you to:
Understand and recognise the types of Modern Slavery,
Know the areas of high risk,
Know what to do if you suspect somebody is the victim of slavery.
NETpositive Supplier Engagement tool
The University Procurement function also encourages suppliers to sign up to the NETpositive Supplier Engagement tool. This tool is designed to support and develop the supply chain and includes content that specifically addresses the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act. 47 universities have signed up as tool providers with 5000 suppliers (in total) registered and creating action plans.
Department of Education Skills Toolkit
The Skills Toolkit is made up of free online courses, tools and resources to help you improve your digital and numeracy skills. The Department for Education has consulted some of the country’s leading educational experts and employers to make up a collection of high quality resources to suit a range of interests and skill levels.
There are courses that will give you an introduction to getting confident online to more advanced digital skills for use in the workplace. These are all short courses that can be completed at home, in your own time, at your own pace. We may add new resources from time to time and you should be aware that there are others available that are not detailed here.