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Mental Health Peer Educators promote positive mental health and well-being in the student body by providing workshops, events and discussion groups focused on stress management, social connection and the de-stigmatization of mental health challenges. 

About the group

Mental Health Peer Educators (MHPEs) are a group of trained students who work together to provide group and community support for positive mental health. MHPEs create and implement workshops and events designed to improve social connections, community and mental well-being.

The group offers workshops, events and information focused on

  • Positive coping strategies and stress-management skills
  • Social connection and belonging to build community
  • Effective self-care practices
  • Mental health support resource awareness and access

Students in the group also facilitate:

  • Workshops on topics related to promoting and protecting mental health
  • ProjectConnect, a social connection building event

All programming and initiatives hosted by MHPEs are student led and provided under the supervision of professional staff in the office of Health & Wellness Education.

ProjectConnect program logo


ProjectConnect is a 6-week community building experience, where students meet in small groups to answer questions that go beyond small talk to help people really connect and get to know each other. After a few sessions of discussion, groups meet to complete a community connection project and finally enjoy a meal together. Signs ups for Fall 2022 are open now. 

Project Connect Sign Up Form

Mental Health resources guide with resources for Middlebury Students included

Mental Health Resources Guide

Download the guide: /media/23287

Image shows: Self Care Assessment Worksheet

Self-Care Assessment

Download available here

Express interest in becoming an MHPE today!

Mental Health Peer Educators Supervisor

Madeline Hope

Director and Mental Health Promotion Specialist

Ross Suite 003