Presentation Design and Development

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 12:15pm to 2:15pm

Together with Angela Stowe, Ph.D., director of Student Counseling Services and Wellness Promotion, and UAB senior and Honors College student Juhee Agrawal, president of UAB’s chapter of Active Minds, Dr. Lanzi is developing an ambassadors program for mental health promotion. Under our mentorship, public health students will develop a presentation for their peers, focusing on mental health awareness, practical skills for addressing concerns and information on mental health services and activities on campus. We are also working to create a similar program in the Honors College and the Graduate School. To become an ambassador, students must attend four sessions: (1) mental health matters; (2) QPR Training; (3) Active Listening; and (4) Mental Health Presentation Design and Development. Ambassadors will play a key role in the development of a mental health advocacy section on Canvas, which will house the materials used for the ambassadors’ seminars, plus messages from students, ideas for mindfulness exercises and other resources. This is all about building capacity and a culture of resiliency. We truly feel that one of the best ways to do that is to do so from within — with the students, for the students. We hope you will join us!

To learn more about becoming a mental health promotion ambassador, please email me, Robin Lanzi.