Mental Health Incident

This section of the EMP addresses mental health incidents such as attempted suicide, psychosis or irrational behaviour involving a Rhodes University student or employee. This section assumes that the situation is occurring or is about to occur.

Emergency Response Group Procedures
Management Team Procedures

Upon receiving notification of a mental health incident involving a University student or employee, the Chair of the Management Team has the following responsibilities:

  1. If necessary, declare an emergency and notify all members of the Management Team.
  2. Liaise with the Emergency Manager to monitor the situation, and provide assistance as necessary.
  3. Liaise with the Dean of Students (w.r.t. students) or Counselling Centre (w.r.t. employees) as necessary.



Last Modified: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:55:02 SAST