Faculty & Staff: Mental Health Ambassador Program

About the Mental Health Ambassador Program

The Faculty and Staff Mental Health Ambassador Program (FSMHAP)  is a self-paced online advocacy training program for Illinois faculty, staff, and graduate assistants to build their knowledge, confidence, and skills about topics related to student mental health. The program offers implementable strategies appropriate within the context of teaching, advising, supervising, mentoring, administrative, and service roles as distinct from formal counseling roles.

Program Overview

The 2021-2022 academic year was targeted as a pilot program. The program will continue piloting through the 2023-2024 year. Once a level is completed, ambassadors will be awarded a certificate and be listed on this website. They will also receive a badge indicating which level is achieved that can be displayed on a website, syllabus, an office door, and other places.

How to Enroll

Faculty, staff, and graduate students can self-enroll for the 2023-2024 course at https://canvas.illinois.edu/enroll/CMHLPP.

Please email non-emergency questions or concerns to mhambassadors@illinois.edu.

Helpful Resources

Core Campus Resources

24 Hour Resources

After Hours Support

  • Emergency Dean After Hours Support for Health and Safety Emergencies for Students