Faculty asked to complete online training to improve mental health literacy

In an effort to better identify and support students in distress, all University of Florida UF faculty have been asked to complete the Kognito online training course beginning this month. This effort is also being undertaken by UF’s colleagues at other state universities at the request of Florida’s Board of Governors in order to collectively improve our ability to work with students in crisis.

Kognito is designed to help faculty improve their mental health literacy and help them notice when students show signs of stress, learn how to talk about these signs, practice sharing concerns, and motivate students to seek help.  Access to this online training has been available through UF’s Counseling and Wellness Center since 2012.

All faculty who have not taken the training in the past will be automatically registered for the course and should have received an email notification that this training is available. Faculty may also access the course directly by logging into mytraining.hr.ufl.edu and searching for Kognito (At-Risk for Faculty & Staff Kognito Training).  The training must be accessed and completed via this link in order for training completion to be recorded. In the event a faculty member’s specific department is not listed in Kognito, he or she may choose ‘Other’ and proceed to the training.