Notice & Respond and Notice & Respond: Friend2Friend are interactive workshops to help MIT students, staff, and faculty learn more about how to help students in distress. These workshops are available to groups at MIT at no charge and will help you:
- Notice signs of distress that indicate that someone might be struggling
- Respond by doing or saying something
- Find appropriate resources
- Ask directly about suicide, if you notice signs of potential suicide risk.
Notice & Respond: Faculty and Staff
This workshop addresses faculty and staff interactions with students who may need assistance. You will explore common concerns that may present barriers to taking action and learn why a proactive response is important. We’ll use realistically filmed scenarios, facilitated discussion, and a review of campus resources to provide you with the tools you need to assist students who are in distress and potentially at risk of serious harm.
Notice & Respond: Friend2Friend
This workshop is designed to help students learn how to recognize and respond when a friend may be struggling. Using a video called “Friend2Friend,” filmed on a college campus, you will learn how to respond to a friend or peer in need and where to find support.
If you would like to request this workshop for your group or department, please fill out our online request form, and a workshop facilitator will contact you.
Each Notice & Respond training is 90 minutes. If you would like a shorter training, please include this information in the “Additional Information” section of the request form, and we can work with you to arrange an alternate program. If you have questions about publicity, outreach, or space reservations for any workshop, please let us know.