We strive to promote positive mental health and well-being in the student body as a wholeOur vision is to create a campus environment that actively encourages and supports all students to learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally, and to create a vibrant community in which every student feels a sense of belonging and value.

Our Goals are to:

  • Increase engagement, well-being and sense of purpose
  • Build resiliency and self-efficacy
  • Improve sense of belonging and connection
  • Develop compassion for self and others
  • Reduce rates of loneliness, depression, stress, anxiety, and suicidality

We Provide:

  • Trainings for students, faculty and staff on mental health topics, available as scheduled and by request e.g. the Peer Support Skills Training (PSST), Responding to Students in Distress training
  • Programs and events, e.g. the Wellness Fair, the Wellness Challenge, Life Stories, speakers
  • Awareness and educational campaigns
  • Informational resources, e.g.brochures, posters, videos, social media

How to Get Involved

  • Attend a program or event
  • Request a training
  • Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our weekly newsletter by emailing jgifford@amherst.edu
  • Sign up for Peer Support Skills Training (PSST) training
  • Get involved in a student organization such as Active Minds
  • Apply for a position on the Wellness Team
  • Commit random acts of kindness, generosity and support
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Like our Facebook page to receive mental health information, self-care strategies and tips to boost your overall wellness.

The Wellness Team

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The Wellness Team is a group of 6-8 students who work under the supervision of the Associate Director of Mental Health Promotion to promote student well-being on an individual, group and campus level. If you'd like to find out about our fun programs and events, like us on Facebook or stop by to say Hi when we table in Keefe.