Campus Training and Certificate Programs
We offer 3 tiers of training for students, faculty and staff around mental health issues. We also offer custom designed programs to meet the needs of our campus community
- QPR: Suicide Gatekeeper Training Program (1.5 hour training)
- Helpnet: Mental Health Leadership Training Program (6 hour training)
- Mental Health First Aid Training (12 Hour Training)
- Custom Designed Wellness or Counseling Programs (Varies by request)
To set up a training or program, fill out the request below and you will be contacted by our Outreach Coordinator.
QPR: Question Persuade, and Refer
Learn the 3 steps that can save a life from suicide. This 1.5 hour training will teach you to recognize the warning signs of someone who may be contemplating suicide, know how to offer hope, and know the resources in the DU community to get help and save a life. For more information, check out the national center on QPR.
Helpnet is a 6 hour mental health leader training program for students, faculty, and staff. Helpnet will:
- Augment your natural helping skills
- Bolster your ability to recognize typical mental health issues of college students
- Increase your understanding of treatment options and best ways to deal with issues
- Teach people how to differentiate between levels of crisis that students may face
- Make you better aware of resources on campus to help
- Connect you to a larger community of mental health responders and leaders
To take part in the Helpnet training or to nominate someone who you think would be a good fit, visit the Helpnet page
Mental Health First Aid Training
The Mental Health First Aid program is a national interactive 12 hour training that will teach participants about a variety of mental health issues. Completion of the program will give you a certificate of mental health first aid. This can be thought of as the equivalent to CPR for mental health issues.
Specifically, participants learn:
- The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury
- An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities
- A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care
- The evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.
(Adapted from Mental Health First Aid USA)
Custom Designed Wellness or Counseling Programs
Counseling services will provide custom programs by request. Examples can include topics on:
- stress management
- dealing with distressed students
- adjustment from studying abroad
- coping with depression
To request a program, fill out the form on the request page.