Community Social Work Team

How to Have a Supportive Conversation

We all have the capacity to help and, at some point, any one of our community members may become the first point of contact for those experiencing distress.

To better support and navigate these conversations, the Community Social Work Team is hosting sessions related to the Community Helpers Program six helping skills. Participants will learn how to approach concerning conversations with peers, how to engage in supportive listening, and how to make appropriate referrals to on- and off-campus resources.

This training is open to all members of our campus community as we all have a role in supporting our peers. For staff and faculty, the Helping Skills workshop compliments the information in the Helping, Identifying, and Referring Students in Distress training through Counselling and Clinical Services. These sessions replace the previously held Front Line Staff training.

Upcoming Sessions (North Campus)

      Dates & Times                                             Online Registration Opens

Wednesday, October 2, 2019                                           September 18, 2019
9:30–11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020                                         January 15, 2020
1:30–3:30 p.m.

For students: Learn about other training opportunities that focus on mental health and explore free drop-in workshops offered by Counselling and Clinical Services.

For faculty and staff: To learn about additional training and resources about mental health and how you can support students, visit Counselling and Clinical Services