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Compassionate Colleagues

Compassionate Colleagues are University of Manchester staff who have a basic awareness of the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and know how to signpost colleagues to sources of help and support.

Compassionate Colleagues:

  • Take notice of the wellbeing of others.
  • Are empathetic and non-judgemental.
  • Are willing to have a conversation about mental health.

Compassionate Colleagues don’t need to provide advice or be an expert in wellbeing or mental health – they just need to be willing to attend a briefing session to build their own knowledge: