Responding to mental health distress
Notice, Engage, Refer + Debrief (NER+D) is a training program designed to help Ryerson community members respond to mental health related distress. Developed by experts in psychology, adult learning and public health, has been updated and adapted to support our Ryerson community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This video is a shortened overview of material that is covered in a two hour, co-facilitated virtual session. More information about upcoming NER+D sessions can be found by visiting the Learning Events Calendar , and searching ‘Notice, Engage, Refer + Debrief’.
Questions for you and your team
The questions below are designed to help you and/or your team explore and discuss the concepts covered in the ‘Notice, Engage, Refer + Debrief: Supporting Ryerson’s Culture of Caring during COVID’ video. These questions can be used as a starting point for a dialogue about responding to mental health distress for yourself and/or your team.
You’ve taken notice of the comments being made by a student during the zoom chat in class. Although they are an active participant, you’ve noticed numerous along the lines of ‘this is going to be impossible’, ‘why are we even bothering to learn right now?', and ‘ughhhh, this sucks! I will never be able to focus on this’
- What have you noticed?
- How might you handle this situation?
Once you have watched the above 'Notice, Engage, Refer + Debrief: Supporting Ryerson’s Culture of Caring during COVID’ video, please take a moment to complete the below feedback form. This helps us understand what the community is looking for at this time when it comes to responding to mental health distress.