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Mental Health 201 – Supporting Peers in Distress 

Mental Health 201 aims to provide students with the skills needed to recognize, respond, and refer other peers with mental health concerns.  

The learning objectives of this session include: 

  • Helping participants gain a better understanding of the type of mental health concerns that York University students face;
  • We will review statistics unique to our York student population to allow participants to better understand, normalize and empathize with complex lived experiences;
  • Creating safer online spaces for fellow classmates, colleagues and/or friends to disclose mental health concerns;
  • Recognizing the unique ways to respond to potential distress or crisis in an online environment;
  •  Being able to recognize, respond, and refer students experiencing mental health issues and/or distress to appropriate campus resources;
  • Providing opportunities to practice the skills needed to support students experiencing mental health issues and/or distress; and 
  • Increasing understanding of the importance of your own self-care, well-being and the necessity for healthy boundaries to be an effective peer helper.   

Training Length : 1.5 hours

Please note: This is a training to support other peers who may be experiencing distress. If you are looking to learn about mental health resources on and off campus for yourself, we encourage you to attend our Mental Health 101 session: Navigating Mental Health Resources 101” 

When: Wednesday, January 26

Time: 12:30- 2 p.m. 


All our workshops require York University authentication (passport York). Please login into your zoom account prior to clicking the meeting link. 



Jan 26 2022


1 hour 30 minute session.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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