The Chancellor’s Office is committed to helping reduce gaps in mental health services for California Community College (CCC) students by improving statewide support, technical assistance and coordination between the Chancellor’s Office, the CCCs, California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and external stakeholders.
In October, 2011, the CalMHSA awarded a $6.9 million grant to the California Community College Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP) to be used over a three-year period for faculty and staff training on student mental health issues, suicide prevention and peer-to-peer services. The CCC SMHP is a partnership between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the Foundation for Community Colleges (FCCC). An interdisciplinary advisory group, named the Chancellor’s Office Advisory Group on Student Mental Health (COAGSMH) has been established to provide guidance and input on the CCC SMHP.
Also integrated into the CCC SMHP is The Welcome Home Project: Creating a Campus Climate of Wellness for Returning Veterans, which is funded by a returning $75,000 grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation (ZFF). The training program for faculty and staff is about the mental health needs of student veterans and focuses on awareness and integration of services.
For more information about the Chancellor’s Office mental health services, programs, partners and valuable student mental health resources, please follow the links on the left.