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Supporting Students in Distress

Greetings from Student Health and Wellness,

We are pleased to continue to roll out our “Supporting Students in Distress” guide.  This campus-specific guide for staff and faculty identifies various behaviours that a student in distress may display and then explains how you can provide support and appropriate referral to these students. 

As staff and faculty, you are often the first to recognize that a student is in distress so it is important that you feel equipped to identify these behaviours and also understand how you can help.  The Supporting Students in Distress Guide and accompanying workshop outline the various levels of distress and the resources you can provide for a student in each level of distress.  We will also cover available  supports in various areas, both on and off-campus including Counselling and Wellness, Academic Services, Disability Services, Legal and Conduct, and Community Supports.

This fall we launched our new Student Health and Wellness website which includes a section just for you -- Information for Staff and Faculty.  We would love for you to share these links with the colleagues in your department and we would also like to extend our offer to come and speak with your faculty/staff about this resource and answer any questions. Our goal is to have this resource known and used by staff and faculty in order to provide the best support to all Lakehead University students.

More Feet on the Ground (morefeetontheground.ca) remains another great resource for learning how to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues on campus. This is a great tool for anyone who is eager to learn more.


Upcoming virtual workshops: Supporting Students in Distress

Wednesday, October 14 @ 1pm-2.30pm

Wednesday, November 11 @ 10.30am-12pm

Thursday, December 10 @ 3pm-4.30pm

You can register here:


Can't make it live? The workshop will be recorded and emailed out afterwards to those who have registered.



Thursday, December 10, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teaching Commons

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