Assisting a Student in Distress

How to Help a Friend: Assisting a Student in Distress Workshop

How to Help a Friend Workshop

This session will focus on how to support a peer in distress, providing a framework for navigating a conversation with a peer in need of support. Students will learn how to help their friends and peers reduce distress and skills to encourage them to access support and resources. This workshop will also discuss the importance of setting personal boundaries, practicing self-care when supporting someone in distress, and where student leaders can debrief and access support for themselves.

Learning goals: By the end of this training students will be able to:

• Recognize signs and sources of distress

• How to frame an interaction with a distressed student/peer/friend

• Understand how the Green Folder for Student Leaders can help

 Resources discussed will include: Wellness Centre, Mental Health Network, Mental Health Awareness Club, AMS Speakeasy, Counselling Services, Student Health Services, Access & Diversity, Self-help resources (Walk Along, students.ubc.ca, Here to Help BC)

This workshop will be be held on November 23rd from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at the First Nations Longhouse. Lunch will be provided.

Registration for this workshop is now closed.