Supporting Students In Distress

Those who interact with students are in the best position to notice early indications of concern.

Early indications may include:

  • Deterioration in quality of work or in physical appearance
  • Disturbing content in student’s work
  • Expressions of hopelessness
  • More withdrawn or animated than usual
  • Direct or indirect reference to suicide
  • Class attendance becomes irregular

Sources: mentalhealth.umn.edu/training/images/EarlyWarningIndicatorsDistress.pdf

exclamation-markIf you believe there is imminent danger of harm to a student or someone else, please call 911

Students In Crisis:

Under 18 Years of age:

  • Child & Adolescent Treatment Centre
  • 204-578-2700

Over 18 years of age:

  • Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU)
  • 204-725-4411

We encourage you to contact the Counsellors in Student Services to inform them of any concerns you may have regarding a student. Crisis appointments available daily.

  • 204-727-9737
  • Room 102 – A.E. McKenzie Building

Resources

On Campus: (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

  • Student Services Counsellors: 204-727-7391 or 204-727-9779
  • Campus Security: 204-727-9700

Community

  • Police – Main line 1020 Victoria Ave. 204-729-2345
  • Police – Emergency 911
  • Mobile Crisis Unit 24 hr helpline 204-725-4411
  • Brandon Regional Health Centre Emergency Room 150 McTavish Ave. East 204-578-4000
  • YWCA Westman Women’s Shelter 24 hour crisis line 204-727-3644
  • Klinic 24 Hour Crisis Line 1-888-292-7565
  • Sexuality Education Resource Centre 204-727-0417
  • The Women’s Resource Centre Domestic and intimate partner violence 204-726-8632
  • Addictions Foundation of Manitoba 204-729-3838

Support for Faculty & Staff BUEAP

Supporting students in distress can be emotionally challenging. It is important to take care of yourself.

  • Life Works 1-877-207-8833

This information is available in alternate formats upon request.