It’s been a busy week for UMHAN, with two of our committee members presenting at conferences and training days. Hannah Abrahams of the Mental Health Promotion Working Group presented a training session for Patoss, while at the University of Salford Lisa Brooks-Lewis of the Press and PR Working Group presented at the ProtectED conference.
Patoss: mental health difficulties and students with SpLDs
In London, Hannah presented at a training day run by Patoss. Patoss is a professional association for staff working with students with specific learning difficulties.
UMHAN’s talk focused on the challenges students with Specific Learning Difficulties face to their mental health while studying at university, providing guidance on how a SpLD professional might identify and tackle warning signs in the students they work with.
Hannah’s advice covered the following:
ProtectED: Security in Education
In Salford, Lisa spoke at the Security in Education Conference organised by ProtectED, a student safety code of practice that rewards universities who show a commitment to all-round student wellbeing. Read more about ProtectED’s work and UMHAN’s involvement here.
As part of a packed day of discussion of the varied aspects of student safety, Lisa brought the mental health perspective, discussing trends in student mental health and methods to increase support available.
With UMHAN’s new working group structure, we’re able to take up more speaker opportunities than ever before. With working groups for areas for every area of focus, there’s something for everyone: from application assessment to promoting mental health equality.
UMHAN members: email firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest in a Working Group.
Interested in getting UMHAN involved in a speaker event? Email email@example.com - we’d love to hear from you.
Dan Doran, UMHAN Chair
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