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Supporting Peers in Distress (Online Workshop)

Supporting Peers in Distress 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;
  • reviewing statistics unique to the 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 practise the skills needed to support students experiencing mental health issues and/or distress; and
  • increasing understanding of the importance of self-care, well-being and the necessity for healthy boundaries to be an effective peer helper.

Before attending the presentation, fill out our anonymous Pre-Test Form (it takes less than one minute to complete):

Click here to register.


Oct 25 2023


9:30 am - 10:30 am


Student Counselling, Health & Well-Being
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