What is it?
Sidekicks - Student Support Network (SSN), is a training program and student group dedicated to developing a stronger community on campus. The training involves a five-week program that gives you the skills to help friends in crisis. We discuss:
- mental and emotional health
- warning signs of a friend who’s struggling
- how to talk about issues
- getting friends to connect with resources.
After completing the course you will graduate to a full-fledged Sidekick and can be involved in our regular meetups and community events around campus.
Am I a good fit for Sidekicks?
Sidekicks is perfect for almost any student at the University of Sydney. We never turn applicants away other than for scheduling conflicts, sessions becoming full or situations where the training is likely to compromise the health and well being of the student. The time commitment is one hour a week for five weeks. Training is conducted by CAPS’ clinical psychologists, who also help coordinate Sidekicks events post-graduation.
How do I get involved?
Due to building renovations Sidekicks will not be running this semester. Check back next year for more info!