Faculty and staff are seeing more and more students who are experiencing mental health issues. A staff or faculty member will often be one of the first people to find out a student is having problems that are interfering with their academic success or daily life. Information on how to help, identify and respond to students in distress is available.
Brock University is known for the concern their faculty and staff have for the well-being of their students. The University appreciates and values the role they play in identifying students who are experiencing difficulty. Recognizing the signs of emotional distress and responding with interest and concern may be a critical factor in helping students resolve issues interfering with their academic achievement. The role faculty and staff play is crucial in identifying students in distress and helping them find resources.
Mindfulness is being used as an experiential learning technique and contemplative practice to help students focus, listen and reduce stress.
Watch this video for an explanation of the benefits of mindfulness:
For more information, visit the “Mindfulness in the Classroom page of this section.
This section is designed to assist and support faculty and staff to:
indicators of mental illness.
in a way that is appropriate to the indicators present and the relationship you have with the student.
to the appropriate resources so the student can access the services available to her/him.
We would like to send warm thanks to all of the faculty and staff at Brock University for contributing to this website. Specifically: Kim Meade (Former Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Student Services), Dr. Joe Norris, Dr. Paula Gardner, Sandy Howe, Normand Doan, Laurie Williams, Jake Parrotta, Stephanie Soccio, Brittany Gallant and Marina Pereira.