STEP Up (Students Together in Education Prevention) is about the promotion of student mental health.  It’s about the entire Ohlone College campus community supporting each other—and the health and academic success of our students.  It’s about reducing stigma associated with mental health and encouraging help when help is needed.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen the college's infrastructure to create a safe space where students feel supported and socially connect. We also want to promote mental health and a key element in the academic success of our students.

Our Supporters

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Ohlone College’s Mental Health Advocacy Training Pilot Program is generously funded by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services.



STEP Up Ohlone 2014-2017 previously received federal funding by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Garret Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant.


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The STEP Up Ohlone 2012-2014 campaign was also generously funded by the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, Campus Mental Health Education and Services Grants.  The funds were part of the Student Mental Health Initiative, supported by the voter-approved Proposition 63 Mental Health Services Act, passed in 2004. 


Below is a table of the grant funds that our program has generously received from various institutions. We have arranged the funding awards in chronological order to better show the growth and support our program has received over the decade.

Mental Health Grant Rewards