QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a nationally recognized, evidence-based suicide prevention training. The 60 or 90-minute offering is designed to train faculty, staff and students in how to identify common warning signs for suicide, how to have a compassionate and non-judgmental conversation with a distressed or suicidal student, and how to help the student access mental health support. As rates of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation increase among our college students, these are important skills for us all!
QPR is offered at no cost and can be tailored to meet the professional needs of your team. If you are interested in hosting a QPR training for your department or class, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. QPR is also offered quarterly and can be found by accessing the WWU training page .
YMHFA (Youth Mental Health First Aid) is designed to teach faculty and staff how to help a student who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The 8-hour training introduces common mental health challenges and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. To learn more about the training, contact us at email@example.com.
Brain Break is 60-minute interactive workshop designed to provide students with tips for managing stress, improving attention and focus and getting the sleep, and nutrition necessary for health and well-being. The training includes a discussion of barriers to academic success, using stress to your advantage, and recommendations for getting the right amount sleep every night. Participants will explore mindfulness and the role it can plan in calming the body and brain. Brain Break was created by Prevention & Wellness Services and the Counseling Center and is currently offered by request.
Self-Care for Success is a hands-on, 60-minute workshop addressing the importance of self-care to our well-being. The workshop engages students in an exploration of self-care practices that can be incorporate into our daily routines. The workshop includes a self-care assessment and introduces participants to mindfulness and a practice of gratitude. The training is currently offered by request. To request a training contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling Center Workshops
The Counseling Center offers a variety of workshops. While some are psycho-educational, others focus on skill building and self-care. Drop-in workshops do not require consistent attendance. You don’t even need to be a client to attend. In workshops, there is less emphasis on sharing personal experiences, so just plan to show up and learn something new, or engage in some healthy practices! For more information about the programs visit the Counseling Center website.