Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

LEAD BU

Overview

LEAD BU is a one-semester (~14 week) College Mental Health Education Program course focused on developing wellness, resiliency, academic, and interpersonal skills through a series of intensive workshops.

What does LEAD BU stand for?

LEAD stands for Learn, Explore, Access, & Develop: four essential facets of the collegiate experience. BU stands for Boston University where the curriculum and class was first piloted and evaluated in 2017. Since then, the class has been adopted at colleges, universities, and organizations nationally and internationally. Supporting hundreds of young adults return to and stay in school. Want to learn more about bring LEAD to your college, university, or organization? Contact Program Directors Chelsea and Paul.

This class offers active undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young adults who are on leave of absence from college, opportunities to:

  • Learn skills and strategies for personal, social, and academic wellness
  • Explore personal identity, strengths, values, goals, & interests
  • Access information and resources about health and disability-related supports and resources, and
  • Develop self-efficacy and sense of self and belonging for healthy interpersonal relationships & self-advocacy

Enrolling in LEAD BU

There are currently 4 sections of LEAD BU to accommodate a range of student goals and needs. We invite you to explore which section is right for you and reach out to the program directors Chelsea and Paul with any questions or for support enrolling.

LEAD BU: also known as HE102, is a 1-credit PDP course for active, enrolled Boston University undergraduates. Register for the class through the BU Student Link

LEAD BU CMHEP: is the FREE, open-enrollment (join any time in the semester), in-person in Boston section offered through the College Mental Health Education Programs (CMHEP) and available to any young adult student (BU or non-BU) that is actively enrolled in coursework or on leave of absence from college/university. Contact Chelsea and Paul to enroll.

LEAD BU Online: is the FREE, open-enrollment section offered online via Zoom and available to any young adult student (BU or non-BU) that is actively enrolled in coursework or on leave of absence from college/university. Contact Chelsea and Paul to enroll.

LEAD BU Español: is the FREE, open-enrollment (join any time in the semester), in-person in Boston section offered to student and available to any young adult student (BU or non-BU) that is actively enrolled in coursework or on leave of absence from college/university. This class is taught in Spanish. Contact Chelsea and Paul to enroll.

 

Not sure which section to join?

With any questions about joining LEAD, which section is right for you, or to request accommodations to access the program, contact the program directors, Paul (cherchia@bu.edu) or Chelsea (clcobb@bu.edu) with questions.

College Mental Health Programs Open Course Enrollment

College Mental Health Education Programs hosts free-open enrollment courses that promote community, collegiate resiliency and wellness. We welcome you to join us!

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