PIPS suicide prevention skills workshop

AUSA have been awarded a £10,000 grant by the National Lottery Fund to put towards investing in students' mental health. The grant is being invested in a project delivered by PIPS programmes that will see students and AUSA staff trained to deliver workshops and spread awareness on mental health issue to students and staff across campus. Apply to become one of our Student Trainers and find out more about the opportunities we can offer below.


AUSA are recruiting trainers to help deliver our new Suicide Prevention Skills workshops. We are looking for students with an interest in learning basic mental health awareness and suicide prevention skills, with a desire to help us raise awareness amongst the student body. No prior experience of delivering workshops is necessary. This is open to students from all degree programmes in their 2nd or 3rd year.


What we require:

·         You must be available to take part in five days of training (12th-16th November) – afternoon attendance is required, with mornings being flexible.

·         You also must be available to deliver a practice workshop on the 21st, 22nd or 23rd of November, with a chance to receive feedback from the PIPS trainers.

·         A commitment to working collaboratively with fellow trainers.

·         Deliver a minimum of 3 workshops before May 2019 in coordination with AUSA.

·         Ideally be available to continue delivering workshops into academic year 2019/20.


What you get:

·         Access to free comprehensive training provided by PIPS.

·         Improved knowledge around suicide prevention and mental health issues amongst University students.

·         Experience delivering workshops to fellow students.

·         Support from AUSA to deliver your workshops.

·         Volunteering hours towards your Saltire Award.


To apply, please fill out the form here: https://bit.ly/2RyNDep

The closing date for applications is 29th of October, with successful applicants being contacted by the 31st of October.

If you have any queries about the project please contact ausaadvice@abdn.ac.uk.