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Qualifications

PG Dip. Ed (CAMH)
BA (Hons) Law and Business

Experience

Chris has been a part of the University of South Wales Disability and Dyslexia Service since 2010 and currently coordinates the team of Mental Wellbeing Mentors. He often delivers training at the university in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

Previous experience includes working alongside leading wellbeing charities such as Mind Cymru, BulliesOut and Nightline Association contributing to the roll out of various training to a range of audiences

To find out more about my background and experience please visit my LinkedIn profile: uk.linkedin.com/in/cwright27

Responsibilities

Chris coordinates the university’s team of Mental Wellbeing Mentors – a team within the Disability and Dyslexia Service which provide specialist one to one support to students predominantly with mental wellbeing needs.

Working in conjunction with the Mental Wellbeing Advisers, Chris delivers staff training across the institution on the topics of Mental Health First Aid and ASIST Suicide Interventions.

Chris sits on the University of South Wales’ Health and Wellbeing Steering Group which has a staff remit, and is an active participant on the Health and Wellbeing Sub-Group which has a staff and student remit.

Publications

Bellamy, K. Wright, C (2013). Enhancing Connected Peer Support Outside the Classroom. In European First Year Experience Conference 2013. University of Helsinki, May 2013. Helsinki: European First Year Experience. 45.

Memberships

National Association of Disability Practitioners [IN/1088]
Member of UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisers Network) [W004]

External

ASIST 11.1 Suicide Intervention Trainer, accredited with Positive Choices
Mental Health First Aid Trainer, accredited with Public Health Wales
Student Assistance Programme (SAP) Facilitator, SAP International

Consultancy

Chris has provided consultancy support to the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education working group, based out of Tavistock Square in London whilst appointed National Representative for Nightline Association (voluntary).

Chris is open to being contacted regarding consultancy on student support service design and best practices.

Research

Chris is currently undertaking a project investigating mental wellbeing in higher education students; exploring the potential barriers to disclosure with a view to design more accessible services.

Twitter

@cwrightpro

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