Beach Buddy

Beach Buddy is a peer mentoring program that offers students a new way to connect with other students for emotional support and mental health resources. The program is a collaboration of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), Couseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the CSULB Division of Student Affairs (DSA) and Mental Health America - Los Angeles (MHALA), who recently secured a Mental Health Partnership Grant from the CSU Chancellors Office.

Program Goals

  • Increase awareness of mental health 
  • Increase accessibility of on-campus resources
  • Help de-stigmatize mental health on CSULB campus

"Our mission is to provide effective peer mentoring services to the students who are experiencing questions and difficulties while pursuing academic degrees at CSULB. The peer mentors, or Beach Buddies will promote mental health and wellness of the fellow students by providing peer-to-peer mentoring and prevention programming."