A partnership between Office of Student Engagement and Counseling and Disability Services is creating a peer mentor leadership program to provide support and education to fellow students on mental health and wellness. The program will train peer mentor leaders to offer personal support and education regarding mental health and wellness to fellow peers in a group setting. In addition, the program will assist in reducing stigma, increasing prevention efforts and providing information and education to the campus community related to mental health and wellness through monthly outreach events provided by the peer mentor leaders. Peer mentors will be required to attend an extensive training session over a weekend re-treat off site that will take place in late August or early September. Continued training and supervision will be provided throughout the peer mentor experience. For this first year we are looking to identify 10 peer mentors that will work from September 2018 to May 2019 an average of 12 hours a month. Work study students are eligible for this opportunity. Both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in mental health and wellness are encouraged to apply. For any questions regarding this position, please contact Sara Byczek, Director of Counseling and Disability Services at 593-5430.
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