a space for our phenomenal student leaders
Join our Slack network, opt-in for Texting or schedule Office Hours!
Hoping to chat with a team member from the National Office? Interested in brainstorming? Or maybe you just have a few chapter-specific questions? The Chapters Team is available by appointment to talk it through with you!
At Active Minds, we are constantly striving to enhance our ability to communicate with our phenomenal student leaders around the country and provide space in which to communicate with one another — especially in this time of social distancing. Enter: Slack!
Slack is a comprehensive platform that gives you the ability to ask questions, provide ideas, share successes, and overall build a more cohesive network of Active Minds mental health advocates and activists.
Knowing how important the simple act of connection and community is during this COVID-19 crisis, we’re thrilled to be able to provide free access for ALL students to join the Active Minds Slack Network.
Several people from the Active Minds national office are part of Slack as well, and we look forward to Slack-ing with you!
Be sure to customize your notifications so that you are seeing everything that you want to see, while not being overwhelmed. You can customize your notifications for each individual channel, set “Do Not Disturb” hours, change the sounds and appearance, and customize settings for your phone and computer.
Once you’ve set up your account, download the Slack app to your cell phone and/or computer. (Whatever you do on one device is reflected everywhere — Slack apps keep your place, letting you pick up wherever you left off.)
What’s the deal with all these Slack channels?
This is the beauty of Slack. You can opt in or out of many different conversations within this platform. All student leaders on the channel will be automatically added to the #announcements, #chaptersupport, and #justbe channels. Each of these are unique in their purposes, and will house different types of discussions:
A space for Active Minds announcements and national initiatives. National staff will post opportunities and pertinent current events in this channel.
Have some questions? Need an idea? Have a great idea for other student leaders? Post them here! Relevant media articles and compelling learnings can also be posted here.
It’s always important to take time to rest and recharge! Tell us about what your favorite self-care tips, resources, and practices are, and what works best for you. Uplifting messages of support and testimonials are always welcomed here too.
In addition to these three primary channels, we are always adding new channels to help best serve our students. If you have a question or need related to Active Minds or mental health, there’s a Slack channel for you.
To find these channels and any others that are available, click “CHANNELS” in the left column of the Slack app or web client, and you’ll see what channels are available to join. Or…
Visit www.slack.com for more information about the platform and general support. This is a free service and is available for use by any group.
If you have questions or would like to report a concerning post on the Active Minds Chapter Network Slack, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond as soon as possible.
Sign up today to join Active Minds’ new texting community and receive periodic action alerts to support yourself, your community, and our society: text “Hello” to (202) 350-0299. The time to elevate our voices and take action to build a positive mental health culture is now!
Please note: the Active Minds one-way texting service will not serve as a crisis line. If you or someone you know is struggling, text BRAVE to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.