The Wellness Educator (WE) Program, sponsored by Student Psychological Services, arose from a perceived need by students to raise awareness of mental health issues among the LMU community. The goals of the WE Program are to educate fellow students about mental health and wellness, reduce stigma around mental illness, and raise awareness of SPS and other wellness resources on and off campus.
Wellness Educators receive intensive training and ongoing supervision by psychologists and other mental health professionals on topics including:
- Anxiety, stress management, and mindfulness
- Suicide prevention
- Body image, disordered eating, and self‐compassion
- Assertiveness, healthy communication, and healthy relationships
You can promote the mission of the WE program by having a wellness educator speak to your organization today. Complete and submit the Wellness Educators Presentation Request form.
Through their involvement in the Wellness Educator Program at Loyola Marymount University, students will broaden their knowledge on mental health issues, strengthen their presentation and leadership skills, and gain basic counseling skills.
This is a unique opportunity for LMU students who are interested in pursuing a career in mental health or those passionate about creating a supportive campus environment for students affected by mental health issues.
Wellness Educators commit to:
- A full academic year of service
- Mandatory training (August)
- Mandatory weekly meetings throughout the year
- A minimum of two presentations to the campus community each semester
- A minimum of one tabling event per semester
Wellness Educators must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct & Community Responsibility. This is an unpaid position.
To join the Wellness Educator Program, contact SPS to receive and complete the Application for the Wellness Educator Program and submit it to Student Psychological Services. To learn more about how to become involved, or to request to have a WE present to your class, group, or organization, see the Wellness Educators LEO page.