Friend2Friend is Alice! Health Promotion’s skills-based training program. It is a 3 hour workshop designed to help Columbia students effectively recognize and respond to others exhibiting indicators of distress. Students can be a helper and connect peers to resources on- and off-campus. The training is focused on understanding, re-framing, referring, and self-care.

The purpose of this training is to:

  • Understand challenges that students may have while attending college
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of distress
  • Know possible resources for where to refer friends
  • Enhance referral skills

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

  • Define their role as a friend.
  • Define well-being.
  • List at least 3 factors that can help someone maintain positive well-being.
  • List at list 3 reasons why students may choose not to get help.
  • List at least 3 possible signs of distress.
  • Describe how to refer a friend to a resource.
  • Identify ways to care for yourself after helping a friend.

Each training session is open to a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 20 participants. Sessions are available to all currently enrolled Columbia University students.

If you would like to request a Friend2Friend training for your group, please submit an Alice! Health Promotion Workshop and Training Request.

If you are interested in attending one of our open sessions, please contact Alice! Health Promotion at for a list of sessions being offered.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at or 212-854-5453.

Last updated May 03, 2017