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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;
  • 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.    

To register, click here.

Before attending the presentation, please fill out our anonymous Pre-Test Form (it takes less than 1 minute to complete):

This form helps us ensure our presentation meets the needs of the student body.  

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 45-minute session called “Navigating Mental Health Resources at York University.”   


Jan 29 2024


10:00 am - 11:00 am


(URL will be provided in the email confirmation)


Student Counselling, Health & Well-Being
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