Steps to Supporting a Colleague in Distress

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"Steps to Supporting a Colleague in Distress" is a guide for staff and faculty to equip themselves with the skills to be able to recognize signs of distress, respond, and refer to appropriate resources. This training is intended to accompany the guide to support staff and faculty in gaining confidence and equipping themselves with the skills necessary to support their colleagues who are experiencing distress. 

This session is recommended for all staff and faculty. 

This training will: 

  • Provide participants with general information on the prevalence of mental health challenges,
  • Help participants to identify signs of distress in a colleague, 
  • Give them the skills to engage in a preliminary discussion to determine if referral to a professional is necessary.
  • Learn how and where to refer appropriately in a compassionate and effective manner.

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Facilitated by: Isidora Nežić, MSW, RSW, Wellness@Work Advisor, HR

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The following training and guide used, the Student Wellness Education Centre's, "Beyond the Books" training as a reference, and some content may be similar. 

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