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Instructor-led course

Provided by: PPD Personal and Professional Development

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Supporting Students in Distress: Boundaries & Boomerangs
Extra run


This participative workshop will enable attendees to confidentially discuss their reactions to students in emotional distress and consider effective ways of supporting them while managing attendees' own boundaries.

The workshop will be conducted in a relaxed and open way and will result in those attending feeling more confident in these interactions.

The workshop will also update attendees on available sources of local support for students.

Target audience
  • University staff
  • College staff
  • Non-University Teaching Institutions staff
  • This workshop is aimed at staff who currently deal with students on an ongoing, one-to-one basis, whose role includes formal responsibility for delivering ongoing pastoral, welfare or crisis support to students is a main- and explicit- part of their role. This group is likely to include tutors, graduate tutors, college nurses and chaplains. It is set up such that ongoing supportive relationships are discussed and case studies are used which will be relevant to those who have such a role
  • If you are uncertain whether this applies to you, then please contact Kirsty Wayland at DRC
  • Further details regarding PPD's eligibility criteria are available here
  • to be able to consider your own resources and boundary issues when offering support to students experiencing emotional distress
  • to be able to explore new strategies in communicating with students, including those who may be challenging or difficult to engage
  • to be able to feel more confident in such situations
  • to be able to update on sources of local support

One session of two hours

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