Friend2Friend is a skills-based training facilitated by Alice! Health Promotion. This three-hour workshop is designed to help Columbia students recognize and respond to friends in distress. Focused on understanding, reframing, referring, and self-care, students learn how to connect peers to mental health resources on- and off-campus.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define their role as a friend
  • Define well-being
  • List at least three factors that can help someone maintain positive well-being
  • List at least three reasons why students may choose not to get help
  • List at least three possible signs of distress
  • Describe how to refer a friend to a resource
  • Identify ways to care for oneself after helping a friend

Sessions are available to all currently enrolled Columbia students. Training sessions range from 6-25 people. Requests for groups with fewer than six participants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Attend a Training

Register for an open session on our Events page.

Don't see a session that works for your schedule? Complete the Friend2Friend Interest Form to get notified when new F2F sessions are scheduled. 

Schedule a Training for your Group

Columbia affiliates can request a Friend2Friend training for their student organization or club. Submit a request online.


Email [email protected] or call 212-854-5453.

Last reviewed: 6/10/2024