Mental Health Ambassadors

Our Program

The University Counseling Center Mental Health Ambassadors Program is an initiative designed to provide students with a practical training that provides the tools, resources, and skills necessary to support fellow GVSU Lakers through mental health distress or crisis.

Mental Health Ambassadors receive experiential training on a scope of topics related to mental well-being including common symptoms of mental distress, campus and community resources, skills for providing support and intervention, alcohol and other drug use, suicide prevention, and self-care.

For more information contact Mikaela Padgen at [email protected] or (616) 331-3266.

Interested in Becoming a Mental Health Ambassador?

We look forward to offering our next Mental Health Ambassador training in September. Please email the University Counseling Center at [email protected] to inform us of your interest, and we will reach back out when applications open.

Certified Mental Health Ambassadors
Certified Mental Health Ambassadors
Mental Health Ambassador training
Table setup
Mental Health Ambassadors with certificates

Page last modified March 11, 2024