Student Mental Health Ambassadors

The Student Mental Health Ambassadors group is a part of the WFU P.E.E.R.S. Network through a collaboration with the University Counseling Center and the Office of Wellbeing. This student led group focuses on mental health promotion and suicide prevention through programs, initiatives, and awareness campaigns. The Student Mental Health Ambassadors promote a positive mental health mindset and strategies for optimal emotional wellbeing to Wake Forest students.


Find out more about the Student Mental Health Ambassadors group below!

  • Student Mental Health Ambassadors Programs & Events

    The Student Mental Health Ambassadors work through with the University Counseling Center to develop new outreach events and programs throughout the year.

    Programs:

    • Assist with the WakeWell Pre-Orientation Program: This program is designed to introduce incoming first year students to WFU’s comprehensive approach to wellbeing. SMHA’s who are interested have the ability to help facilitate the Pre-Orientation Program with the Office of Wellbeing and the University Counseling Center.
    • Assist with facilitating the Get Well-Oriented Sessions at New Student Orientation during New Deac Week for all first year incoming students
    • Assist with facilitating the Step Up! WFU Bystander Intervention Sessions during Extended Orientation for all first year incoming students
    • Brovember: During the month of November, the SMHA’s focus on de-stigmatizing mental health for students who identify as male on the WFU campus. Through tabling events, guest speakers, and the Pumpkin SMASH initiative, they aim to increase conversation around mental health within the campus community.
    • Assist with Signs of Stress (SOS) Campaign
    • She Thrives Initiative: A series of events and an educational awareness campaign aimed to reduce stigma around mental health for women of color on the WFU campus. This collaborative initiative is held in March and works with the University Counseling Center, the Women’s Center, Intercultural Center, and more!
  • Leadership Opportunities

    As a part of the WFU P.E.E.R.S. Network, not only do members have the opportunity to attend conferences and present around campus, but they also hold leadership positions:

    Co-Chair: Daisy Tang

    Co-Chair: Jacks Kernohan

  • Presentations

    The Student Mental Health Ambassadors are trained to facilitate interactive presentations around wellbeing and mental health. If you are interested in any of the sessions below, you can request one here.

    • Suicide Prevention Training
    • Body Image
    • Other Customized Sessions as Requested