Counseling Outreach Peer Education (COPE)

Counseling Outreach Peer Education (C.O.P.E.)

COPE

COPE’s (Counseling Outreach Peer Education) initiative is to facilitate a connection between the University of Miami students and the Counseling Center.  COPE members are a diverse group of highly motivated undergraduate students who are passionate about College Mental Health and creating programming to reduce mental health stigma. 

Peer Educators develop and execute outreach programs that will:

  • Promote emotional well-being among the student body
  • Raise awareness regarding college mental health issues
  • Provide education and resources.
  • Increase awareness among students about the services offered at the UM Counseling Center.

Programming

COPE programs are designed to provide education and awareness to UM students. The topics for outreach programs vary depending on the needs assessed by COPE. These programs are paired with current student events, as well as with national mental health screening days (i.e. National Depression Screening Day, National Anxiety Screening Day and National Eating Disorders Week).

Counseling Outreach Peer Education (C.O.P.E.)

Be a member of COPE

COPE provides valuable experience in planning and executing outreach programs, becoming an advocate for the emotional well-being and mental health of students, and gaining leadership skills. COPE members are given the opportunity to participate in other Counseling Center events, which gives them exposure to programs related to sexual assault, suicide prevention, and eating disorders.

COPE membership is limited to undergraduate students who are interested in mental health issues and have the drive to actively reach out to other UM students.

Note: COPE is an organization that is administered through the Counseling Center.

What is C.O.P.E.?


C.O.P.E. is a student outreach group designed to facilitate the connection between University of Miami students and the Counseling Center.  Through this outreach program, enthusiastic and interested University of Miami students have the opportunity to share important information about mental health issues and the services provided by the Counseling Center to the UM student body. Members are responsible for developing and executing outreach programs that will:

  • Promote emotional well-being among the student body.
  • Raise awareness regarding college mental health issues.
  • Provide education and resources.
  • Provide a link between the counseling center and the student body and increase awareness among students about the services offered at the Counseling Center.



C.O.P.E. is one of the Counseling Center’s main outreach components. Kimberly Martin, LCSW is the advisor for the group.

* C.O.P.E. is solely a peer education group and is not involved in any sort of peer counseling.

 

What are some of the outreach programs that C.O.P.E. has done in the past?


C.O.P.E. programs are designed to provide education and awareness to UM students.The topics for outreach programs vary depending on the needs assessed by C.O.P.E. On several occasions, these programs have coincided with current student events, as well as with national mental health screening days (i.e. National Depression Screening Day, National Anxiety Screening Day and National Eating Disorders Week).

Counseling Outreach Peer Education (C.O.P.E.)

 

Why apply to become a C.O.P.E. member?


C.O.P.E. is not only a way to take part in reaching out to the student body, but it provides valuable experience in planning and executing outreach programs, becoming an advocate for the emotional well-being and mental health of students, and gaining leadership skills. C.O.P.E. members are given the opportunity to participate in other Counseling Center events as well, which gives them exposure to programs related to sexual assault, suicide prevention, and eating disorders.

 

Who can apply to join C.OP.E.?


C.O.P.E. is an organization that is administered through the Counseling Center. C.O.P.E. membership is limited to undergraduate students who are interested in mental health issues and have the drive to actively reach out to other UM students.