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Help RRC Create a Peer Support Program: We Want to Hear From You!

September 28, 2021

Student wellbeing is crucial to Red River College. As part of the Healthy Minds Healthy College Strategy, Mental Health Innovations (MHI) will be engaging students and instructors to help shape a potential student mental health peer support program.

Attend a virtual focus group

Students and instructors alike are invited to attend a 2 hour focus group, conducted via Zoom.  Students will engage in sessions with other RRC students, while instructors will engage in a session with other RRC instructors.

Participants will be compensated for their time with a $40 e-gift card.

Each session will be led by two facilitators from Mental Health Innovations and a student co-facilitator from RRC.

We ask that you have access to a computer with a working camera, microphone, and a stable internet access.

Students can register here and select a time that works best for them.  There are four sessions to choose from.

Instructors: We want hear from you

We also want to hear from instructors. Instructors have a unique lens through which they observe both student struggles and student resilience. Share your thoughts with us by registering in a faculty focus group.

The faculty session will take place on Thursday, November 4 from noon – 2pm and will also be facilitated my Mental Health Innovations. Instructors will also be compensated for their time with a $40 e-gift card.

Your voice matters

No knowledge of peer support is required to take part in the focus groups. Your own perspectives and opinions are all you need in order to help us out.

By sharing your own views on what will and will not work at RRC, you’ll be helping us design a program that will indeed be used and valued by students. At other institutions, peer support has improved student wellbeing and success. With your assistance, we can understand how to bring those same benefits to RRC.

Questions can be directed to Breanna Sawatzky.