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.
- 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: