Student Mental Health – US version

Supporting staff to support students on US campuses

This course focuses on helping academics & staff members to identify at-risk students and respond to mental health challenges.


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Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

Course overview

This course has been designed in collaboration with the University of Manchester and adapted for US universities and colleges this course joins a growing roster of Marshall E-Learning offerings dedicated to supporting students

Modern society is rife with misgivings and misconceptions about mental health, especially among young people and students. It is commonly believed that mental health problems are rare in this demographic. However a 2015 report by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health found between 2009 and 2015, the number of students visiting counselling centers increased by about 30% on average, while enrollment grew by less than 6%.

The course addresses misconceptions about mental health exploring the best approaches to help those struggling with these challenges.

  • Introduction – covers the main misconceptions concerning mental health problems among young people and students and outlines the basic approaches to overcome a range of challenges
  • Anxiety – covers scenarios about anxiety, such as the pressures of completing assignments, or avoiding university classes and, the fear of interacting with people they don’t know.
  • Psychosis – Different scenarios depicting a student potentially experiencing psychosis, identifying signs of mental health problems and the correct approach to take in similar situations.
  • Suicide Risk – Considers possible outcomes of a potentially suicidal student interacting with a staff member.
  • Getting Help – Reviews sources of help and support for students struggling with mental health problems and ways that staff members can support students that approach them.

Finally, an assessment helps to reinforce the learner’s knowledge.

Course Duration: this course takes around 45 minutes to complete. Learners can bookmark their progress to complete the course in their own time.

Always up-to-date

If you buy any of our e-learning courses you’ll get all the updates we make, so you’ll always be up-to-date with current legislation.

Learning by design

All of our e-learning courses are highly interactive with rich graphics and audio-visual content, blending a variety of question types to encourage learners to apply concepts to their daily work routine.

Easy to implement & customize

This online learning course comes with Marshall LMS (Learning Management System), which allows you to manage your e-learning and track completed training.

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organization. You could also add your own graphics, photos & video and amend content to include your policies, procedures, and key areas.

Learning options

Every Marshall e-learning course is fully accessible, so this course is also available as:

  • spoken word audio – perfect for learning on the move
  • a voice reader compatible version as a W3C AA online workbook
  • a complimentary workbook – a printer-friendly pdf download compatible with all devices and readers

Learn More

If you would like to find out more about this Student Mental Health e-learning course please get in touch.

At Marshall Elearning we’re totally focused on creating content that’s exactly right for your learners. That’s why we’ve built our business around customizing our existing courses to match the needs of specific organizations. And if something completely original is required, we’ll make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organizational Need

Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.


Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? We’ll put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes

We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.


Page-turning e-learning just doesn’t work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners

Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People don’t learn well if they feel they’re being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

What’s in it for me? is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

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