Supporting students and supervisors

We know placements are a wonderful opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in real-life situations, but placements can be a challenging time for students. Students may be away from support networks and confronted by strong emotional reactions when exposed to sensitive situations or workplace organisational demands. 

Placements can also be challenging for supervisors.  Supervisors may be pressed for time, be managing work or organisational demands, or facing their own personal issues. 

R U OK? Day is on Thursday 8 September 2022.  It’s a national day of action, to ask ‘are you OK?’ and to start a meaningful conversation if you spot signs that one of your students or work colleagues might be struggling with life.

Check out these links to help facilitate your conversation:


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