Starting the Conversation
University life can have a unique set of stressors throughout the year, and sometimes stress begins to affect well-being. Common behavioural indicators can help determine the appropriate level of response to assist someone who is struggling. Trusting your instincts and understanding these indicators can help you in responding appropriately and getting the individual the help they need, before their situation escalates to something more serious.
The "How To Help" framework provides steps for communicating care and support when assisting someone. For most, having someone to speak with and feel understood will be enough.
*This section is based on the Helping Skills™ content from the Community Helpers Program.