Student Mental Health and Well-being

A significant portion of students face mental health challenges while in university. This not only impacts students’ ability to fully participate in courses and engage in deep learning, but can also lead to isolation. For instructors, this can create worry, stress and overwhelm. This experiential session will provide instructors with a better understanding of how to support students with mental illness and build positive mental health through teaching practices. Participants will gain practical strategies and tools for supporting distressed students, understanding triggers, creating healthy boundaries and making referrals. It will also share examples of ways instructors can create supportive, inclusive classroom environments for students with mental health challenges while building positive mental health for all students. All faculty/instructors, TA’s, staff and administrators are invited. The session will include small group discussion and shared learning opportunities.

This session is a free drop-in event. No registration required.


Harbour Centre, Room 1520


Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:30 - 1:30

This event is part of Open Learning Week at SFU Vancouver.