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 six-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 six weeks. Training is conducted by CAPS’ clinical psychologists, who also help coordinate Sidekicks events post-graduation.
How do I get involved?
The next Sidekicks training sessions commence on Monday 10th of August with two groups running at 1-2pm and 2-3pm respectively, and continuing weekly for five weeks.
Register online here