Supporting Students in Distress

A Guide to Supporting Students in Distress was prepared on behalf of OCAD University as a part of a campus wide Mental Health Initiative. This guide is the result of a campus wide effort to promote mental health and well-being at OCAD University under the leadership of the OCAD University Mental Health Steering Committee. In the spirit of a human-centred and participatory design process, this guide has been reviewed and informed by multiple perspectives and stakeholder groups at OCAD U including students, alumni, staff, and faculty members. A guide to supporting students in Distress was created into a Supporting Students in Distress training.

Click here to download OCAD U’s Guide to Supporting Students in Distress


Mental Health Training is also available, co-facilitated by members of Health & Wellness and Safety & Security Services.  They offered quarterly to the community (staff, faculty, and students).

Lead Institute
OCAD University
Project Lead

Robyn Shaw

Manager, Health and Wellness Centre

OCAD University
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