Roles and responsibilities

As individuals working in a tertiary environment, we need to be aware of our roles and responsibilities when it comes to supporting students with mental health issues. We have a duty of care towards students, teaching and support staff and ourselves, and need to be aware of this duty at all times.

It is important to remember students, teaching and support staff in this equation; they are all important for maintaining the correct balance in our professional roles.


You should not try to help:

  • when you do not have adequate skills or experience;
  • in a way that is inappropriate for your role;
  • because it meets your need to feel valued or depended on.’
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