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Faculty, Staff Supporting Student Mental Health Survey

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 6, 2020) — During these unprecedented times, the University of Kentucky’s Mental Health Task Force is continuing efforts to find innovative ways to support student mental health and well-being. 

Faculty and staff members are in a unique position to recognize and support students in distress. Ensuring they have the necessary training and resources to support students is imperative. 

This week, the task force will launch the Faculty/Staff Supporting Student Mental Health Survey. Responses will help the university understand how to better prepare faculty/staff with the tools and training needed to recognize and support students in distress. 

The task force invites all faculty and staff working with students to take a few moments to complete this survey on how the university can best equip you to support students’ mental health. 

This anonymous survey will take about five minutes. Please complete by April 15, 2020. To complete the survey, click here

For questions, please contact Institutional Research at

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