Accommodation Training

For accommodation provider

Our Student Living: Collaborating to Support Mental Health in University Accommodation report recognised that accommodation providers have a key role to play in creating a Higher Education community that promotes positive wellbeing. The Supporting Student Mental Health in Accommodation Settings training programme is designed for staff – from cleaners to night porters – who work directly with students, to give them the tools to support and signpost their residents whilst maintaining appropriate boundaries.

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Supporting Student Mental Health in Accommodation Settings

The Supporting Student Mental Health in Accommodation Settings training programme is designed for those accommodation staff who work with students.

The course can be delivered online or in person to suit your needs.

For more information on this and how to book, please see below.

From £2,995 per group

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"The training provided a great overview of mental health issues facing students, and the ways in which we can effectively signpost students to get the help they need."


What to expect on this workshop

Our training is specific to higher education, using case studies and scenarios to empower staff to be able to notice and recognise signs and symptoms of mental health difficulties and provide the knowledge and confidence to know how to engage in a conversation about mental health difficulties, in order to signpost students to further support.   

Our online training takes place over 3 modules:

  • Introduction to student mental health and the role of the student accommodation sector
  • Key skills in supporting student mental health, ideas and action planning
  • Reflective session and Q&A
  • Modules 1 and 2 will take place within the same week (where possible). With module 3 taking place a few weeks later, as a reflective workshop.

Alternatively, our in-person training takes place on one day (10am-5pm) and covers the same topics over 2 modules rather than the 3 above. 

  • Introduction to student mental health and the role of the student accommodation sector (morning session)
  • Key skills in supporting student mental health, ideas and action planning session (afternoon session) 

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Cost and making a booking

If you would like to book our training or discuss the programme please request a quote or email training@studentminds.org.uk for more details. Our sessions are for 10 staff members at a time, if you are looking at training more than 10 we can discuss this and discounts available.

​Want to talk through how our training programme may benefit your staff? Email us to organise a video call to talk this through!

For more information please visit Training FAQs.

Working with us

Taking part in Student Minds’ accommodation provider training is just one way in which you can better support your students’ mental health and wellbeing.

Is your organisation interested in establishing a bespoke corporate partnership with us? Are you looking to run a wellbeing week – why not include fundraising for Student Minds as an activity?

Contact: corporate@studentminds.org.uk to find out more visit Corporate Partners.

Reviews from our workshops

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“A really informative and well presented day. Really enjoyed the case studies and the practical engagement with other learners.”
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"I appreciated the trainer’s openness, ensuring everyone felt comfortable to input but also not pushing anyone"
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"The training provided a great overview of mental health issues facing students, and the ways in which we can effectively signpost students to get the help they need."