Transitioning to University Well-being Talk

Transitioning to university brings excitement and challenges. This unique, jam-packed session equips students (and parents / carers) with vital knowledge to proactively manage their well-being and plan in advance how they can navigate well-being obstacles. Delegates will learn about Safe Plans and Prescription Safe Plans and understand the shift in “duty of care” from school to university, which grants more freedom but also more personal responsibility. Delegates will explore strategies for addressing potential well-being issues within that new freedom and be ready for “what-if” situations, ensuring better support for the student if needed.

OLLIE’s “Transition to University” talk is designed to provide valuable insights and guidance to students as they embark on this exciting and transformative phase of their lives.

Talk explores:

  • duty of care: What it looks like at university, how that differs from school, and why that is relevant should you have existing concerns around anxiety or low mood or should your well-being deteriorate whilst at university
  • Safe Plans: What they are, how to use one for a range of scenarios including overwhelming thoughts around self-harm
  • Prescription Safe Plan: What you need to know about starting antidepressants
  • what ifs: What might you want to think about so that if things do begin to unravel slightly for anyone you know, there is a plan to fall back on.

Delegates will:

  • delegates will leave the session feeling more secure because they will have a better understanding of changes within the duty of care and how to plan for various scenarios

  • delegates will be equipped to discuss their family’s communication plans and nominate a key contact before the start of a new term

  • attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to manage antidepressants while at university and how to use a Prescription Safe-Plan

  • participants will learn about Safe Plans and how to use them to provide support for themselves or others dealing with overwhelming thoughts.

Additional information:

  • duration: 45 minutes
  • delivery: online and in-person
  • qualification: certificate of Attendance
  • age requirement: 17 yrs +


  • open training- Please contribute at your own comfort level, fully funded tickets are also available

  • in-house training – fee available on request.


Whilst every effort will be made to discuss these topics sensitively and ethically, the subject matter could potentially cause distress. Please consider if you currently feel ready to attend this talk. By attending the event, you agree that you understand that this is a talk (not therapy) and you feel ready to learn more.

We value and appreciate our incredibly diverse audiences who always come with a range of opinions, emotions, experiences and knowledge. To ensure that our online environment remains supportive, we work hard to provide a respectful environment, sensitive to the range of views in the room.

Here at OLLIE, we understand that sometimes you may prefer to join our session anonymously and that’s fine by us. You are more than welcome to have your camera off and audio muted throughout, freeing you up to move around, eat or simply relax whilst we guide you through the session.

If you book a ticket and then are unexpectedly unable to attend this event, even at the very last minute, please do let us know before the session, either by returning to the eventbrite link in your confirmation email or by emailing

Please be aware, we require a minimum number of delegates for each of our online sessions in order to run these effectively, if we are unable to obtain the minimum number 24 hours prior, you may be informed of the course’s postponement and will be given the option to transfer onto the next available course.

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