This April, attend a training that will give you the skills to better support your classmates. IUPUI’s Wellness Ambassador Training Retreat is a single-day event which teaches students how to be friends, team members and role models who care about the well-being of their fellow students.
Health and Wellness Specialist Katie Wilkinson describes this training as a way for students to expand their ability to care for others. "The ultimate goal is to further support a community of care at IUPUI," Wilkinson said.
All IUPUI students are welcome to sign up. There are only 30 spots available each training session, so register today to guarantee your spot.
This retreat equips students with the confidence and knowledge to identify, approach and refer classmates to the most appropriate mental health resources.
The training, which includes a free lunch, will go through four interactive workshops that focus on active listening skills, campus resources, bystander intervention, alcohol and drug harm reduction and Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) suicide training.
In addition to the workshops, all participants will receive a free Campus Recreation membership and a digital badge to add to their LinkedIn page.
When and where
Wednesday, March 22
Registration deadline for the April retreat.
Thursday, April 6
9 a.m.–4 p.m. in Campus Center room 309
"Wellness Ambassadors are and will continue to be a vital resource for improving health and well-being at our campus. I especially love being involved in this program because the goal of these trainings is to really address everyday well-being issues, and that starts directly with students interacting with their peers."
-Annika Whitlock, graduate student employee for Health and Wellness Initiatives
"By participating in this training, students will leave feeling confident about campus resources that relate to wellness, safety and emotional and mental support. Students will be reminded of their value to others as a helpful friend, peer, teammate, leader and/or mentor."
-Nina Johnson, graduate assistant with Health and Wellness Promotion