Arden University commits to mental health training and support

As part of our ongoing efforts to offer proper, effective support to all our students and colleagues, Arden University is proud to launch #yourmindmatters, elevating the importance we place on the mental health of our whole Arden community. 

Working with MIND and MHFA England we have made the commitment that every single colleague within Arden University will be offered the opportunity to either: become a Mental Health First Aider or Mental Health Champion; go through Mental Health Awareness for Managers training; or Undertake Mental Health Awareness training. 

Additionally, every member of Arden’s Executive Team have committed to becoming Mental Health First Aiders.

This commitment follows on from our recent Colleague Engagement survey which revealed that the impact of the pandemic on mental health reflected the concerning global picture, with colleagues in need of more support than ever due to the stresses and anxieties brought about by COVID-19 and its continued disruptive effects.   

Tracie Greenhalgh, Arden’s Chief People Officer, said: ‘We want to stand strong, not just with statements, but with investment and action and it is our hope and aim that by doing this, mental health will never fall through the cracks.’

‘From now on, everyone at Arden, will be equipped with the skills and awareness to support or signpost themselves or others to be able to get the help that is needed. No one will be under any illusion of the priority and value we place on mental health.’