Fatima supports student well-being and positive mental health by being a strong, compassionate advocate for both her colleagues and the students they serve. Fatima is a master juggler of so many things, always keeping the well-being of students at the heart of all decisions and approaches. Fatima's office often becomes a safe refuge for students in distress. Her kindness, warmth and wealth of information help to compassionately and calmly guide students to referrals and resources.
Mental health means many things in different ways for many people. Seeing someone individually for who they are and the troubles they may be facing. Listening and offer empathy and support.
Everyone goes through some mental health difficulties and we need to all be provided respect and support.
--- Fatima Couto