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 …
Health & Wellness News
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.
March 26, 2019 at 1 PM PST
This webinar will introduce the 2019 each mind matters toolkit and feature mental health awareness month activities and strategies.
February 19, 2019 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program, in partnership with College of the Canyons, is offering the The LGBTQ Academy at the Out Alliance SafeZone Train-The-Trainer Certification Program.
Build and lead within an intersectional movement for equity and justice
Since 2007, Campus Pride has offered Camp Pride, the leading national summer institute for LGBTQ and ally college students, to build social justice and leadership skills – and friendships among queer and ally youth that will last a lifetime.
Looking for student mental health leaders
Do you know any college students who are raising awareness about mental health on their campus? Please encourage them to apply for JED’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award by our new deadline: Friday, March 1. The honoree receives: A $3,000 cash scholarship, recognition on The Jed Foundation’s website, and a trip to NYC to accept the award at JED’s Annual Gala on June 5.