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Mental Health Workshops/Trainings

The goal of providing Mental Health Workshops/Trainings is to help educate our campus community mental health issues; empower them to utilize helping skills and proactive wellness practices; reduce the stigma towards mental health through promotion of  a community of care;  and introduce resources for mental health to the UCR community. 

 

Be sure to also take advantage of self-help tools and resources like Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), CAPS led relaxation exercised, CAPS brochures,  the Red Folder  quick resource, as well as Promoting Student Mental Health, a UC Faculty and Staff Guide.

Available Workshops
  • Suicide Awareness — Learn How to Help
    Campus Connect- Suicide Awareness Training.  Recognizing and responding to warning signs of suicide

    Let's Talk about how to recognize and respond to warning signs of suicide. 

    • Recognize the warning signs of a suicidal crisis.
    • Compassionately ask a student about their suicidal thoughts.
    • Help a student feel understood, validated and acknowledged.
    • Appropriately refer a student to mental health resources.

    Students, Faculty and Staff: To request a workshop, please complete the CAPS presentation request form and email to sarah.gohn@ucr.edu.  

    Faculty and staff: Find a scheduled training in the UCR LMS.

  • Assisting Distressed and Distressing Students
    Recognizing and Responding to Distressed Students

    Participate in a  90-minute “Responding to Distressed Students” training.

    • Review symptoms of distress
    • Recognize distressed  and disruptive behaviors and appropriate responses.
    • Learn about UCR  and other resources that can help both the student-in-need and you.
    • Participate in an interactive learning experience

    Faculty, staff or students: To sign up for individual or group training, contact laurie.lee@ucr.edu

     
  • Intro to CAPS and Mental Health Resources
    Intro to CAPS and other Mental Health Resources

    Introduction  to CAPS is a brief overview of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) .  This is a brief (typically 15-20 minute) presentation designed for students, faculty, staff, student organizations and campus partners who want to learn more about CAPS services and how to access them. This training also includes mental health resources available to the  UCR community. 

    Faculty, staff or students: To request a workshop, please complete the CAPS presentation request form and email to sarah.gohn@ucr.edu.  

  • CAPS Connect to Basic Helping
    CAPS Connect to Basic Helping Skills

    CAPS Connect is a training designed for student leaders and campus partners who want more in-depth skills for responding to students in distress. The goal of this training is to help participants develop basic helping skills to engage students, assess signs of distress, increase help-seeking behaviors and connect students to various campus resources, including CAPS.

    Faculty, staff or students: To request a workshop, please complete the CAPS presentation request form and email to sarah.gohn@ucr.edu.  

  • Be There for Student Veterans
    Be There for Student Veterans

    Take the 30-minute “Veterans At-Risk” online simulation.

    • Identify a distressed student veteran who could be at risk for suicide.
    • Respond effectively and compassionately.
    • Appropriately refer a student to mental health resources.

    Students: Take the online simulation . Enter the enrollment key UCRiverside16 to get started.

    Faculty and staff: Take the online simulation  or access it through UCR LMS.

  • Free Online Trainings 
    Be There for Students in Crisis

    Take the 30-minute “At-Risk” online simulation.

    • Increase your knowledge and awareness of mental health and suicide.
    • Learn how to talk with a student who may be in distress.
    • Connect a student with mental health resources.

    Students: Take the online simulation. Enter the enrollment key UCRiverside16 to get started.

    Faculty and staff: Take the online simulation  or access it through the UCR LMS.