Liaisons Educating & Advocating for Psychological Support (LEAPS)

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Mission Statement

LEAPS is a group of undergraduate students who serve as liaisons between the PCC and the campus. The purpose of LEAPS is to work with the Psychological & Counseling Center as peer educators to promote positive mental health and wellbeing on the Vanderbilt University campus through outreach activities.

Goals

To decrease the stigma associated with seeking help
To improve visibility and accessibility of the PCC and its services
To serve as student leaders and role-models
To increase knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellness topics of college students
To increase awareness and understanding on campus of mental health issues and emotional wellness
To develop programming and events for the VU Campus 
Advocate for effective campus practices to promote positive coping behaviors

Activities

Host events that promote positive coping skills and healthy choices
Collaborate with other campus organizations and departments programming efforts
Co-facilitate presentations to student groups with the Outreach Coordinator about topics such as: PCC services, Stress & Coping, Healthy Relationships, & Academic Success
Host wellness information tables at various campus events

Applications are now open for LEAPS members for 2015-2016. APPLY HERE BY THURSDAY, MARCH 12. 

Requirements

Attend training sessions
Attend bi-weekly membership meetings during the academic year.
Actively participate in LEAPS outreach & prevention events

LEAPS STAFF COORDINATOR

Rachel Eskridge, M.Ed.

LEAPS Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator, Psychological & Counseling Center
rachel.eskridge@vanderbilt.edu

 

CLICK HERE TO MEET THE 2014-2015 LEAPS MEMBERS