For students experiencing depression, anxiety, homesickness or low self-esteem, that first conversation can make all the difference – and it’s often non-specialist staff such as tutors, porters and cleaning staff who first notice that a student may be in distress.

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (CWMT) has developed an online learning resource for university staff, providing evidence-based information and training modules on a range of mental health issues. The aim is to help non-specialist staff feel more confident to spot and respond to signs of distress amongst students.

You can access the training here.