Over the next few weeks we will receive new RMIT Wellbeing resources to help assist student wellbeing. These resource packs will be distributed by our Belonging Leads, Kathy L and Elena.
A range of RMIT Student Wellbeing staff PD is already available. As a first step, we are encouraged to complete the 20 min online module RMIT Protocols for assisting students in distressand to be familiar with using the RMIT Staff Line for Urgent Student Support Service.
As background, in mid-2017, Academic Board endorsed the Framework for Promoting Student Mental Wellbeing in Universities and RMIT commenced a three-year initiative addressing the five action areas of the Framework:
- Engaging curricula
- Supportive environments
- Community awareness
- Mental health knowledge and skills
- Access to services.
To date, the Student Mental Wellbeing Initiatives team has completed activities and projects, including the ‘It’s OK to not be OK’ engagement campaign. This year the RMIT Wellbeing’s work will work intensely with Higher Education staff and students.