Public Health Interventions

In the ever-increasing competitive academic environment, students often find themselves in high pressure situations where they experience stress, anxiety, and/or depression, and often lack the knowledge or resources to seek help they need.

Mind Your Health was a semester-long, school-wide campaign by the Public Health Interventions Subcommittee of the CHL Student Board and for School of Public Health students to increase the awareness of mental health issues that affect college students and seeks to provide information and resources on the various facets of mental health.

Mind Your Health put on a speaker series where various experts on the topic talked about their research and shared their unique viewpoints on the issue of mental health.

HIGHLIGHTS from 2011-2012:
  • De-stress Fest (massages, food therapy dogs, and hanging out on campus in the sun before finals)
  • Coffee-Cocoa Breaks were a great opportunity to visit with classmates and other School of Public Health folks while enjoying a break away from studying. Tasty treats paired with a warm drink were offered!


The Center for Health Leadership Student Board presented a fascinating lecture by Dr. Darlene Francis on "The Stress of Life and YOU" on March 15th, 2011, an examination of how biological, psychological, and social processes interact to affect our mental and physical well-being. This lecture was offered as part of the student board's "Mind Your Health: Mental Health Matters" campaign in hopes of raising awareness about mental health issues, particularly among the graduate student community at UC Berkeley.

Lecture: CHL Student Board Presents Dr. Allison Harvey - Mind, Body, Sleep: A Transdiagnostic Perspective on Sleep Disturbance and Psychiatric Disorders (2/24)

The CHL Student Board hosted a lecture on Thursday, February 24th, 2011. Dr. Allison Harvey, director of UC Berkeley's Golden Bear Sleep & Mood Research Clinic gave a lecture titled "Mind, Body, Sleep: A Transdiagnostic Perspective on Sleep Disturbance and Psychiatric Disorders". This was the first event in a semester-long campaign sponsored by the CHL Student Board called "Mind Your Health: Mental Health Matters".

Allison Harvey is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Golden Bear Sleep Research Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Harvey is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her clinical training and Ph.D. were completed in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Harvey then moved to the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry then a faculty member in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University. She was also a Fellow of St. Anne’s College. In 2004 she moved to UC Berkeley.

Dr. Harvey’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health. She serves on national and international committees such as the Executive Committee of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science and the Research Committee and the Congressional Liaison Group for the Sleep Research Society.  Dr. Harvey has published over 130 research articles and book chapters and has authored two books.  Her research has been acknowledged with various awards including recognition from the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (1998), the American Association for Behavior Therapy (2003), the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research (2005-2006) and NARSAD (2006-2008).