Blue Folder

Your Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress

Our Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress, often referred to as the Blue Folder, is a resource for faculty and staff. The objectives of the guide are to: 

  • Educate faculty & staff on the signs of a student in distress
  • Provide faculty & staff with the steps required to make a student referral 
  • Educate faculty & staff on the resources available to students 
  • Provide quick access to emergency numbers 

Request Hard Copies 

If you would like to request hard copies of the Blue Folder, please contact kristie.gillis@dal.ca

Online Versions

Halifax Campuses [PDF] (September 2019)
Agricultural Campus [PDF] (September 2016)
King's Campus [PDF] (October 2018)

Mobile Application

You can access the Blue Folder on the DalSAFE app under the Safety Toolkit, Mental Health. 

Presentations

Sign up for Mental Health 101 training or request a presentation from the Student Health & Wellness team to learn more about the Blue Folder and health & wellness at Dalhousie. 

Purple Folder 

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