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Supporting Faculty and Staff in Distress

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Everyone plays an important role in creating healthy and respectful work environments. The 3 R’s (Recognize, Respond, Refer) are a tool we can use to provide support and guide respectful communication.

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Next Steps: Based on your role and relationships in the workplace, follow up may look different for each person.
Don’t hesitate to share your concerns with a Person in Authority for additional supports.
For Individuals: After you have had a conversation with your colleague, and if you feel that it’s appropriate, ask them if they would be okay with you checking back in with them soon.
For Managers and Supervisors: If you have observed concerning changes in behaviour in an individual you manage/supervise, you have a responsibility to follow up.  If you need support when preparing for this conversation, please contact your Employee/Labour Relations or Employee Health Services partner.
Taking Care of Yourself: Supporting someone else through an emergency or difficult situation can be stressful.   Do not underestimate the impact this stress can have on your own health and well-being. Please review these resources to support yourself.