Mental Health Training

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Mental Health Training is a free professional development opportunity designed for University of Minnesota employees. Participants will learn up-to-date information about UMN students on their campus and essential skills for supporting the needs of today's students.

Join us in promoting mental health on campus by enrolling in Mental Health Training!

Mental Health Training available for employees

The following trainings are available to University of Minnesota employees through the Training Hub:

  • Student mental health at (your campus) - prerequisite module
  • Making effective referrals
  • Listening effectively to student mental health concerns
  • Responding appropriately to student mental health concerns
  • Situations of student suicidality
  • The impact of identity and oppression on student mental health
  • Beyond the individual: promoting mental health for groups of students
  • Taking action to promote student mental health: applied project

Enroll in the training

University of Minnesota employees can enroll in Mental Health Training through the Training Hub. Select the “Mental Health training 1: Student mental health on your campus” section for your campus to begin learning. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What is the time commitment for Mental Health Training?

  • The program is made up of eight, 20-minute long modules available through the Training Hub for a total commitment of less than three hours. This fully-asynchronous series of training allows participants to access the content proactively in full, or as their schedule allows in response to specific situations.
  • To earn the Mental Health Advocate certificate, you can expect to spend three hours learning in modules and up to five hours working on an applied project. 
  • Note: The applied project is not additional work for your job; it is a framework to apply when doing an existing component of your everyday role.

Who should participate in Mental Health Training?

  • University faculty & staff who engage with students in any way will benefit from Mental Health Training. The skills and information in these modules will help you with your professional role, and will help you in your personal relationships as well.

How do I register for this training? Is there a fee?

Which campuses have access to this training?

  • This training is currently available for employees on all five system campuses: Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities.

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