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UWSU and Westminster University have collaborated to bring you Green Dot and Look After Your Mate training. The sessions are currently run online but we will resume face-to-face training as soon as we’re able to. Just book onto a session via our events page and you’ll be sent an email with info on accessing the online meeting a few days before the training.

Geen Dot Active Bystander Initiative

 

Green Dot is an active bystander training programme focusing on sexual abuse, domestic abuse and harassment. This overview session is generalised training that explores the main concepts of the active bystander initiative. The skills learnt are not just applicable to incidences of power-based personal violence, they can be used in any situation where there is a risk of escalation or harm.

Who is it for?

It’s for all students! We also run the same training for staff too.

What is it about?

Green Dot is an active bystander training programme focusing on sexual abuse, domestic abuse and harassment. It covers identifying warning signs, intervention techniques, understanding your own barriers and challenging social norms.

How long is the training?

It’s 2 hours long with a break.

Can I attend the training if I have accessibility requirements?

Yes, there are a range of features to support you, from autogenerated subtitles to a copy of the slides compatible with reading software. You just need to email studentsupportdevelopment@westminster.ac.uk to make sure we have everything you need in place for you.

What can I do if I feel uncomfortable?

We encourage all attendees to put their wellbeing first. If you feel uncomfortable, overwhelmed or triggered, you can privately message the instructors who are there to support you. You can also take a step back, turn your camera off, and engage with the session again whenever you’re ready.

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, you’ll be emailed a certificate with your name to show you completed the training.

Is this training part of the Westminster Employability Award?

Yes! Attend either our Look After Your Mate or Green Dot training for 10 points towards your award.

Can I put this on my CV?

Yes, definitely! You’ll gain desirable skills to heighten your employability, such as learning how to handle and deescalate a stressful situation, knowing how to provide support in a challenging environment, and strengthening your communication skills.

Is there a 3-hour training I can attend?

Due to the current climate, the training is only offered online. So we are just running the 1.5-hour overview training.

What if I can’t attend any of the available sessions?

You can register your interest to find out about future sessions using the Green Dot interest form here, and you’ll receive an email as soon as new dates become available.

What happens if I can’t attend anymore or my Wi-Fi stops working?

In either scenario, just email studentsupportdevelopment@westminster.ac.uk to let us know and we can book you on to a future session

 

 

Look After Your Mate, Mental Health Workshop

 

This interactive training will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to support a mate who may be experiencing poor mental health or wellbeing, whilst still looking after yourself too. You’ll gain an understanding of the different challenges your friend may be facing, the resources and services available, and the importance of prioritising self-care to better support your friend as well as yourself.

 

Who is it for?

The training is for all students! Whether you have a friend who is currently struggling or not, you’re in first year or studying for your Masters, already have an understanding of mental health or none at all.

What does it cover?

The training focuses on how to effectively support a friend who may be struggling with their mental health. It includes practical tips, spotting warning signs, resources and services available, setting boundaries and your own self-care.

How long is the training?

It’s 2.5 hours, including 2 short breaks.

Can I attend the training if I have accessibility requirements?

Yes, there are a range of features to support you, from autogenerated subtitles to a copy of the slides compatible with reading software. You just need to email studentsupportdevelopment@westminster.ac.uk to make sure we have everything you need in place for you.

What can I do if I feel uncomfortable?

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Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, you’ll be emailed a certificate with your name to show you completed the training.

Is this training part of the Westminster Employability Award?

Yes! Attend either our Look After Your Mate or Green Dot training for 10 points towards your award.

Can I put this on my CV?

Yes, definitely! You’ll gain desirable skills for your CV such as communication, listening and motivating skills and how to handle challenging situations.

What if I can’t attend any of the available sessions?

You can register your interest to find out about future sessions using this LAYM interest form here, and you’ll receive an email as soon as new dates become available.

What happens if I can’t attend anymore or my Wi-Fi stops working?

In either scenario, just email studentsupportdevelopment@westminster.ac.uk to let us know and we can book you on to a future session