This tool is designed to help all CCC select strategies for establishing or growing their college’s mental health services. It includes guided reflection questions, suggested strategies and programs for every level of readiness, and further resources and trainings your college can use.
Health & Wellness News
Call for Nominations
Know someone working toward improving youth-serving systems and the lives of youth? Youth MOVE National’s Rockstar Awards 2019 is open for nominations, including the following categories: Advocate of the Year, Organization of the Year, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity—which comes with a $3,000 unrestricted cash prize.
The Commission is requesting public input on the first draft, specifically the Strategic Aims, Goals, and Action section of the plan.
Mercedes Barbara, Student Wellness Ambassador
Being a Student Wellness Ambassador and a peer health educator at Moreno Valley College has opened up many opportunities. Before this program, not many students were well informed or equipped with resources on things like knowing the signs or how to cope with stress, and Mercedes Barbara is proud to have changed that during her year as a Student Ambassador at Moreno Valley College.
From Mataalofa Hubbard and Annette Brasher, Student Wellness Ambassadors, and Raymond Purcell, Advisor, at Bakersfield College
The goal as a mental health ambassador was to create buzz and awareness about the different resources that are out there in our community, on and off campus. On May 3 as part of mental health awareness month, Bakersfield College and SHAWAC On May 3, 2019, Student Ambassadors hosted an event that gave a lot of cool gadgets and information to help relieve some stress. There were also some moments of truth when asking the students if they knew we …
Calling all STUDENT AMBASSADORS!
The California Community Colleges Health & Wellness is pleased to announce another opportunity for California community college students to serve as Student Wellness Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 academic school year.
April 20, 2019 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join Active Minds for a day of skill-building to amp up your mental health advocacy efforts.
Words by Jessica Cabanos and Laura Praskin
Two Student Wellness Ambassadors shared their perspective on this new program: “The momentum that we feel in trying to get this movement started on campus is palpable, and watching our friends take the lead in networking with students and step into leadership roles has been inspiring.”
More than 50% of CCC Students Experience Food Insecurity, almost 20% Faced Homelessness
Nearly 40,000 students from 57 CCC participated in the #RealCollege Survey from the CCC Chancellor’s Office and The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice in fall of 2016 and 2018. Seven in 10 respondents had experienced food insecurity or housing insecurity or homelessness in the last year.
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
In Fall 2017, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) conducted a survey of the CCC system to learn what supports are available to help with students’ basic needs.