Our Mission

Project OCEAN's (On-Campus Emergency Assistance Network) mission is to provide effective peer mentoring services to students and educate the campus community on suicide prevention. The peer mentors, or Beach Buddies, promote mental health and wellness to fellow students by providing group mentoring during our drop-in connection spaces, structuring and providing significant events related to mental health, communicating with the student population on mental health and wellness topics, and by facilitating suicide prevention training for students, faculty, and staff.


Our peer-led program cultivates a space that acknowledges individual differences, de-stigmatizes mental health, and increases the likelihood of seeking support networks.


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