Look After Your Mate

Train the Trainer

Our innovative and engaging online training programme enables university staff to deliver our Look After Your Mate workshop to students on their campus. The workshop empowers students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support friends experiencing mental health difficulties, whilst looking after their own wellbeing. 

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Individual Training

Our interactive online training includes a blended learning approach, with some prerecorded modules and a live workshop.

Our Look After Your Mate Train the Trainer programme costs £320 per person – plus £50 (+VAT if paying via invoice) for your annual membership and licensing fee for the academic year – please see FAQs at the bottom of this page for more information.

If you’d like us to run a team workshop, please make an enquiry below.

For more information please visit Training Terms and Conditions.

From £370 per member of staff*

* additional 20% VAT on licence fee if paying via invoice. This can be requested below.

SeanLAYM trainer
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Having now completed my own training, I'm looking forward to training King's College London students in Student Minds 'Look After Your Mate Training'! It was a fantastic training that I would recommend to anyone who has a role that involves supporting students pastorally...

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What to expect in this course

The Look After Your Mate workshop covers an introduction to student mental health and the student experience, understanding when a friend may be struggling, communication techniques, signposting and boundaries, self-care and looking after yourself whilst supporting a friend.

An overview of student mental health and the challenges that students face. (Pre-recorded content, 1-1.5 hours)

A run-through of the Look After Your Mate workshop (online and face-to-face). (Pre-recorded content, 2-3 hours)

Boundaries for staff and managing conversations with students, developing trainer skills, and trainer requirements, including impact measurement and publicity tips. (Live workshop, 3 hours)

After attending our training


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Reviews from our trainers

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“It was a great session and I found it very useful. I don't usually feel confident about delivering training but I feel good about scheduling these training sessions”
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“It was well paced, really encouraging and supportive delivery”
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"The training was really well delivered, and there was plenty of time to talk with the trainer and other attendees"