Mental Health Ally Program


The Mental Health Ally Program (MHAP) is a volunteer program coordinated by the Student Counseling Service to support the confidence and competence of faculty and staff in intervening with students' emotional and/or mental health concerns. The program consists of training and consultation to build skills, comfort, experience, and knowledge around intervention, resources, and referral. Mental Health Allies are neither trained mental health counselors nor expected to provide mental health counseling. Volunteers who complete program requirements will receive ongoing support regarding connecting with students in need and access to resources to share with students. Those who complete program requirements are designated as Miami University Mental Health Allies and receive stickers that they can display to indicate their support for students struggling with emotional or mental health concerns.

Requirements for Faculty/Staff to become a Mental Health Ally

  • Complete the Mental Health First Aid training.
  • Complete the QPR Gatekeeper training
  • Attend at least one Mental Health Ally consultation session per academic year to maintain the designation.

Consultation Dates for Spring 2023 (all are virtual)

  • Friday, February 17, 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11, noon


Use this QR code to apply today if you have already completed the requirements!