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Mental Health Trainings

 

Read through the descriptions of provided trainings and select your next step. Trainings are only available to current WVU students, faculty, and staff.

Mental Health 101 Training

This 90 minute training, available for both staff and students, focuses on the following:

  • Current national mental health statistics in addition to WVU-specific characteristics
  • Effective listening skills
  • In-depth look at the services provided by the Carruth Center and the CARE Team
  • Reviews the warning signs of suicide
  • Allows participants the opportunity to discuss how to safely intervene with students who are in distress.

Training Sessions for Spring 2024:

  • Wednesday, February 28th, 5:00 pm (students - in person)
  • Wednesday, March 20th, 2:00 pm (faculty/staff - virtual)
  • Thursday, March 21st, 5:00 pm (students - in person)
  • Friday, April 5th, 12:00 pm (students - in person)
  • Monday, April 8th, 4:00 pm (faculty/staff - virtual)

To register for one of these sessions, please fill out this registration form. Registration for open enrollment sessions closes approximately 24 hours PRIOR to session.

Complete a Registration Form

For any questions or to schedule a training for your class or student organization, please contact Courtney Weaver at courtney.weaver@mail.wvu.edu.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Sponsored by the Division of Student Life, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based training that includes assessing for suicide or harm, listening non-judgmentally, giving reassurance and information, and encouraging professional help and self-help strategies.

The information is presented by WVU's certified instructors in a variety of formats, including virtual, blended, and in-person. There is a maximum capacity of 30 participants per training. Please note, this training requires a substantial time commitment.

There are two options to consider. You can designate which version of the course you would prefer in the Qualtrics interest form.

  • Option 1: Two hours of online pre-work. Course length of approximately 5.5 to 6 hours, in person.

  • Option 2: Two hours of online pre-work. Course length of approximately 6.5 hours, virtually.

To request more information on Mental Health First Aid, please fill out the form below.

Complete the Information Request Form

Get Inclusive Mental Well-being Modules

Get Inclusive provides self-paced mental well-being modules for undergraduate students, graduate students, and student athletes. Every WVU student, staff, and faculty member currently has an account with Get Inclusive. Though these modules are geared towards students, we encourage staff and faculty members to work through them as they provide useful insight for better serving our students.

If you would like for us to batch assign this module for your group, please reach out directly to Courtney Weaver at courtney.weaver@mail.wvu.edu.

Follow the links below to self-enroll in the courses:

*If you experience issues with accessing the module, please contact wellwvu@mail.wvu.edu.

Other Wellness Trainings

Find other opportunities to broaden your wellness skill sets and learn about wellness topics.

Alcohol Education

Required for first-year and undergraduate transfer students under the age of 24.

Emotional Well-being Badge

Offered to faculty and staff to improve their knowledge of emotional wellness topics.

Narcan (Naloxone Training)

Trains participants in the use of Narcan nasal spray in the case of a known or suspected opioid overdose emergency.

TIPS—Training for Intervention Procedures

Addresses the difficult problems of alcohol misuse on college campuses.

 

Need Assistance?

Our office is happy to assist students, faculty and staff with any issues they face during a training. Get in-touch with our office at wellwvu@mail.wvu.edu to get your questions answered.

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