Counseling and Mental Health

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Apply to be a Mental Health Rep here

 
Learn more about the Mental Health Reps and how to apply (see details below)

Apply here by June 8, 2021

About the Mental Health Reps

The Mental Health Reps are a new group formed to be a liaison between CMHS and the student body. The Mental Health Reps will work directly with CMHS staff to help advocate for mental health support, reduce stigma, and promote mental and emotional health. The Mental Health Reps will receive training from CMHS staff and other public health professionals about mental health promotion, and will have the opportunity to create programming to directly help students at Tufts. Mental Health Reps will receive a stipend for their work. 

What will the Mental Health Reps do?

The Mental Health Reps will focus on outreach and programming, and will have the opportunity to:

  • Facilitate interactive workshops on topics like stress management, how to help a friend, imposter syndrome, etc.

  • Coordinate social media campaigns for mental health awareness

  • Participate in CMHS Orientation activities

  • Represent CMHS and Mental Health Reps through tabling, giving presentations, and developing relationships with student groups across campus
  • Plan and implement your own programs and initiatives to help promote individual mental health and campus climate

The Mental Health Reps will also have learning and skill development opportunities, such as:

  • Learning and practicing different workshops for students
  • Developing your own mental health workshops on topics like resiliency, active listening, support skills, etc.
  • Outreach skills and “elevator pitches”

Why apply to be a Mental Health Rep?

Make an impact:

  • Help advocate for mental health resources, programs, etc. at Tufts
  • Speak directly with Tufts students about mental health
  • Design and implement mental health programming
  • Help Tufts students develop skills to improve and care for their own mental and emotional wellbeing

Connect

  • Meet peers who are passionate about mental health promotion
  • Get to know CMHS staff and learn about the field of mental health care and promotion

Professional development:

  • Learn skills that are transferrable to any field/graduate program
  • Network with professionals in the mental health and public health field
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Workshops on resumes, transferrable skills, interviewing, etc.

Who are we looking for?

  • Passion for helping others, promoting mental health awareness, stigma reduction, and issues related to diversity, inclusion, and access
  • Comfortable with outreach and talking about mental health
  • Unique perspectives that will help the Mental Health Reps make a meaningful impact
  • Respectful of others
  • Excited about collaboration
  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • You do not need to have lived experience with mental illness or challenges

Group expectations

  • Required training on Saturday, September 11, 2021
  • Attend weekly meetings from 5:30-7:30 on Mondays
  • Contribute 1 hour/week for Mental Health Reps tasks

How to apply

  • Apply online at here by June 8, 2021
  • The application includes:
    • Basic demographic information
    • Short-answer questions
    • Resume
    • 1 letter of recommendation (doesn't have to be from someone at Tufts and can be from friend, roommate, staff, faculty, etc.)
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and interviews will be conducted via Zoom

Do you have questions about the Mental Health Reps? Email Erica.Schonman@tufts.edu to learn more.

CMHS: 617-627-3360 

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