Understanding Student Mental Health

Creating Spaces: Understanding Students with Mental Health Challenges is part of a recent student mental health grant that Cuesta College was awarded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. This two-year grant will deliver the following components:

Bullet half triangle Staff and Faculty Trainings: to better understand and work with students with  mental health challenges

Bullet half triangle Campus Wellnss Student Support Team: This team is comprised of student Services leaders, Health Center staff and faculty to better assist the Resolution Specialist with the Mental Well-Being Concerns so both the reporting party and the student in question get their needs met to ensure that the concern is address and the issue is being dealt with. This team meets monthly and on an as needed basis.

Contact Kris Wayland at (805) 546-3976 for more information or with questions.

Bullet half triangle Active Minds: a peer-to-peer resource structure in the form of a student-run club.

                               Student Mental Health Video

Immediate Resources:

If you suspect a student may be suffering from mental/emotional distress ASK them how they are and REFER them to:

Student Health Center: SLO CAMPUS ext. 3171 & Map

Student Health Center: NCC ext. 4207 & Map


Below and to the right of the page you will find helpful links to other pages, faculty/staff resources, and mental health resources you may be interested in viewing.


For more information contact: activemindscuestacollege@gmail.com

The Creating Spaces: Understanding Students with Mental Health Challenges program is funded by the voter approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63). It is one of several Prevention and Early Intervention Initiatives implemented by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of California counties working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. For more information, visit www.calmhsa.org

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