Chapter Chats

join us for monthly online and interactive conversations

Spirit Week Pep Rally

for student leaders and advisors

It’s been a challenging year, given the transition to remote learning and the numerous responsibilities students have taken on in their personal and professional lives. And we want to celebrate with you! As we say goodbye to graduating Active Minds student leaders, welcome new ones, and plan for the fall semester ahead, you will hear from Alison Malmon, Active Minds staff, and students about Active Minds Spirit Week and more.

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See below for topics we’ll cover this fall and register for the session you would like to attend!

Thursdays, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Monthly Chapter Chats

Join us for monthly 45-minutes conversations with professional staff, speakers, student leaders, and special guests. These interactive discussions will cover common chapter support and growth topics, public health best practices, cutting edge mental health research, and more.

 

Sept. 22, 6-7:30 PM EST: Active Minds Fall Pep Rally

After an academic year, students are finally returning to school. Join us for the Active Minds Fall Pep Rally, where we’ll share about new resources, Spirit Week, and welcome new students to our network. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from Active Minds staff, a special guest, and students, and more. See you there! And we’re excited to provide you with the tools and support to be the most successful advocate and leader you can be.

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Oct. 12, 6-7 PM EST: Effortful Engagement

Are you overwhelmed by the thought of engaging students in your school both virtually and/or in-person this year? Maybe you’re looking for new and innovative ways to excite and engage your peers? Join us for a collaborative conversation with Active Minds Student Leaders and staff as we break down the successful components of virtual and in-person events and share about chapters’ most successful initiatives.

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Nov. 9, 6-7 PM EST: Avoiding Advocate Burnout

It’s easy for student leaders and advocates to feel burnt out at any point in their academic careers. Join Active Minds staff and Student Leaders as they discuss their best strategies for self-care and preventing burnout. We’ll brainstorm a list of tips, share our favorite activities, and check out some Active Minds Self-Care resources. See you there!

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Dec. 7, 6-7 PM EST: Tips for Talking About Your Mental Health

Mental health can be hard to talk about, and sometimes it’s hardest to talk about with the people we’re closest to, like family members. As you get ready to spend more time with your loved ones this holiday season, join us as we brainstorm ways to have healthy and meaningful conversations with the important people in our lives.

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previously recorded chapter chats

September 24: How to Be a Confident Mental Health Advocate: Mental Health Language

Launch your semester with Active Minds student leaders by putting your ideas into action. You’ll hear from your peers about top tips for educational discussions and how to implement inclusive language around suicide to help reduce stigma. You’ll leave this chat feeling empowered to change the conversation this semester and beyond!

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October 15: Fundraising Fundamentals for Active Minds Spirit Week

Active Minds Spirit Week is a nationwide call-to-action that honors the five pillars of our work: awareness, education, advocacy, connection, and community. We will be celebrating from Monday, October 19th to Friday, October 23rd – and we are encouraging all our chapters to participate! We will be providing new tools and resources to help you spread the important work of your chapter and drive your fundraising efforts.

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November 12: Online Campus Advocacy

Active Minds has been working with our student leaders for years to provide you with the tools needed to instill formative change on your campuses and within your communities. This semester, we introduced a new campaign to create change by heightening the voices of BIPOC students – “Your Voice is Your Power”. We’ll have time to check in about your chapter’s progress, share resources, and ideas about how you can keep these conversations flowing next semester.

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December 3: Mental Health Across Cultures

Culture influences the definitions that we assign to our own mental health journeys. The way that students view their mental health journeys impacts their success on campus, in the workplace, at home, and beyond. Join our informative discussion with Active Minds staff and student ambassadors to learn more about the variabilities between student’s culture and how that impacts their success on campus.

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January 21: Leadership Transition

Recruiting and building a strong leadership team for your campus mental health group has always been a core pillar of success. With the spring terms continuing and moving to online platforms, students may need to spend more time ensuring that they have leaders and they are ready to handle what’s ahead. Join this interactive discussion led by Active Minds staff and student leaders to share strategies, work through concerns, and brainstorm ways to keep your team strong and connected.

March 25: Leadership Transition Part 2

An integral part of leadership is teaching the next generation of leaders what success looks like and how they can best achieve that through teamwork and organization. This month, in the second of our five-part series about Chapter Leadership transition, we’ll be discussing best practices, tips, and strategies for transferring leadership responsibilities to your fellow peers.

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April 22: Leadership Transition Part 3

Working with campus faculty, staff, and administrators to form partnerships helps promote stronger chapter longevity. To have a smooth transition of leadership, these relationships must be preserved and built upon by future chapter leaders. Through chapter elections and other internal organization strategies, you’ll be able to learn about the best practices for a leadership changeover in the third of our five-part series about Chapter Leadership Transition.

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May 6: Active Minds Pep Rally

7:00 – 8:30 PM EST – Please note that the length of time is longer than a usual Chapter Chat.

It’s been a challenging year, given the transition to remote learning and the numerous responsibilities students have taken on in their personal and professional lives. And we want to celebrate with you! Join us as we say goodbye to graduating Active Minds student leaders, welcome new ones, and plan for the fall semester ahead. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from Active Minds staff, a special guest, and students about Active Minds Spirit Week and more. See you there!