School Based Mental Health Clubs

School Based Mental Health Clubs  

The Wellness in Schools Program is partnering with student clubs and leadership groups to design and implement mental health awareness activities during the 2023-2024 school year.

WISP will provide the following to all participating schools (at no cost):

  • Mental Health Foundations (Mental Health 101) workshop for high school student groups.
  • Activity ideas and online resources.
  • Linkages to High School Mental Health Student Club affiliated programs such as Bring Change 2 Mind, Erica's Lighthouse and NAMIonCAmpus.
  • Technical assistance for planning and implementing the activity or event. 

Participation Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2-3 students and one advisor must be involved in the planning and implementation of the awareness activity or event that intends to reach a wide school audience. 
  • Approval from school administration to conduct the activity and disseminate a student survey.
  • A work in partnership with designated advisor of Student Mental Wellness Club

All participating schools will be asked to submit a brief report on the outcomes from their activity. Additionally, the student group and audience participating in the mental health awareness event (student population, school staff, or parents/caregivers when applicable) will be asked to complete a short survey following the activity or event. 

Register here for WISP's assistance in creating or promoting your Student Mental Wellness Club

Please submit your activity/outcomes reporting here

If your school is interested in participating during the 2023-2024 school year, please contact the Wellness in Schools Program at (925) 942-3401, or email at [email protected]. A WISP Liaison will contact you shortly to discuss how to get the process started. 


Why Should Your School Have a Student Mental Health Club on Campus?

Mental Health is a vital aspect of well-being that affects how we think, feel, and act. It also influences how we cope with stress, relate to others, and make choices. However, many students struggle with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, or trauma, which can interfere with their academic performance, social relationships, and self-esteem. Therefore, it's important o promote and protect mental among students of all ages. 

One way to do this is by creating student mental health clubs on middle and high school campuses. These clubs can serve a number of purposes:

  • Student Mental Health Clubs can raise awareness and provide education about mental health issues and resources.
  • They can provide a safe and supportive space for students to share experiences and feelings regarding mental health, or issues on campus regarding mental health.
  • They can foster a sense of belonging and community among students.
  • They can empower students to take action and advocate for mental health causes.
Participating in school clubs and activities can have various benefits for student's mental health. Educating students about mental health, teaching students how to recognize the signs in themselves and others, and letting students know about the resources which are available to them will give them the power to help themselves or others who may be struggling. 
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