A student talking to you about their mental health can be one of the most difficult things they will do. They will often spend long periods of time thinking, rehearsing and practicing how to have the conversation. Receiving a disclosure from a student and making a referral is not always easy. Being mindful of behaviours, recognising any changes and having an honest conversation can be a powerful tool for intervention.
Here are 4 things to consider when having a conversation with a student in regard to their mental wellbeing: