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Student Health and Well-Being

Together We Can Certificate

Register for the Together We Can Certificate Program to grow in your mental health competency and become a mental health advocate at USC. Students that complete this program will receive a certificate and a pin.

Earn Your Certificate

To earn your certificate, you will need to attend trainings and must earn 9 total points. You may count trainings you have attended since fall 2019 if you have the date that you attended the training and your attendance can be confirmed.

Use the descriptions to learn more about each training session and to register. Individual trainings are also available on request to small groups.

Call 803-777-8283 for more information.


Training Descriptions (and Points)

Virtual format (6.5 hours)  

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

2 - 2.5 hours

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training will: 

  • Teach participants the warning signs of a suicidal person and early signs of depression
  • Assist participants in gaining confidence in how to respond, and 
  • Educate participants about the resources available at the University of South Carolina. 

Participants are not expected to be a mental health professional. This is the why we use the word “gatekeeper” because they are invaluable to assisting a struggling person in getting the help they need.

Sign-up for Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training.

50 Minutes

Mindfulness has been shown to have many positive effects on both physical and mental health. This presentation is designed for students who would like to learn about the basics of mindfulness and meditation.

Participants will learn what mindfulness is, what the difference is between mindfulness and meditation, the attitudes that lay the foundation for mindfulness, and have opportunities to engage in mindfulness activities.

Participants will also learn about the mediation space, C.A.L.M. Oasis, located in the Center for Health and Well-Being and the various mindfulness offerings..

30 or 60 minutes

This presentation is designed for students to recognize when a friend may be struggling with their mental health, how to address your concerns and make effective referrals to university resources.

TIP: This presentation is ideal to take prior to Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training.

50-65 minutes

Resilience is defined as the ability to recover quickly from difficulties and to persevere in the face of adversity.

The "How to Fail: A Building Resilience Workshop" is an interactive presentation that will teach students about building resilience and how resilient behaviors can lead to a successful college experience.

This presentation is perfect for students who would like to learn how to set and mange expectations, practice self-compassion, and develop effective tools for stress management.

2 hours

The Safe Zone Ally Program is a visible network of allies who are committed to creating a community of respect and dignity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals. The Safe Zone Ally Program makes it possible to easily identify individuals who are committed to creating an environment in which all people are free to thrive academically, professionally and personally. Multicultural Student Affairs provides Safe Zone Ally training.

Register for the Safe Zone Ally Training  with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

2 hours

The Trans Advocacy Workshop is designed to further examine issues of sexual identity and gender expression. This workshop narrowly focuses on transgender identities, issues, and experiences. All interested participants in the Trans Advocacy Workshop are required to complete the Safe Zone Ally Training before registering for the session..

Contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs to learn more about Trans Advocacy Training 

2 hours

Our Recovery Ally workshop helps faculty, staff, and students learn about substance use disorder, the experiences of students in recovery at USC, and identifying and responding to stigmatizing language. If you are interested in helping to create a campus culture that embraces recovery, join us for this interactive training!

Contact the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education for the next Gamecock Recovery Ally Training.

50 - 75 minutes

This training presents participants an array of intervention strategies to use in their everyday lives and engages them in a group discussion about overcoming personal and societal barriers to bystander intervention. Information about on and off-campus resources is provided.

Learn more about the Gamecocks Stand Up Bystander Training



Together We Can Certificate Registration


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