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Health Promotion & Wellness provides free workshops to the SF State Community. Staff, faculty, and student organizations are welcome to submit a request. Please submit a request at least 3 weeks in advance of the date requested.

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Turn Up 101

Want to have fun without the headache the next day? In this workshop you can learn about how much you're actually drinking, your personal buzz point, how to keep you and your friends safe, and what to do if things have gone too far.

How to Help a Friend if Friday Night Gets Too Cray

Do you know what to do if Friday night gets too cray? In this workshop you can learn about how to identify signs for concern, get tools to help a friend that may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or an alcohol or other drug emergency.


How to Throw a Party That's Dope AF

When you're throwing a party there's a lot to think about: crowd control, where to hold the party, who to invite. In this workshop we explore hookup culture, consent, and other tips to make sure your party is fun, safe, and inclusive.


Get Woke: Sex, Drugs, and Violence

In this workshop, we will examine the interaction of gender norms, sex, and alcohol and other drugs. You will learn how you can impact change in your communities around sexual violence protection.


Marijuana Myths and Facts

In this workshop we will explore the effects of marijuana on the brain & what research says about the benefits, and drawbacks to using marijuana medicinally. We will also discuss the recent legalization of marijuana in California, what the law actually said, and the policies around marijuana-use at SF State.


Mental Health

Self-Care as Resistance: Managing Stress

This workshop explores various self-care strategies to utilize on a daily basis to promote positive mental health and manage stress. Participants will engage in different self-care strategies and develop personal goals to managing stress.


Mental Health 101

This workshop defines what mental health and mental illness is. Participants will explore what mental health looks like in the different communities they belong to, challenges to seeking support, signs you or a friend need help, and the importance of self-care. 


How to Help a Friend in Distress 

This workshop helps you identify when a person is in distress, this includes feeling upset, stressed, anxious, depressed, or has emotional or psychological symptoms. Participants will be able to feel confident in helping a friend in distress and be able to refer them to on campus resources.


Decolonizing Healing

Note: This an advanced workshop. If your class, program, organization, or department is heavily involved in topics such as social justice, equity, or systemmatic oppression you can request this workshop. Otherwise, it is recommended that you attend/request one of the other mental health workshops prior to requesting/attending this workshop. 

In this workshop, explore how a person’s cultural history contributes to stigma in seeking support and the racial inequities in mental health. This workshop also acknowledges that colonial mentality inhibits a person of color to love themselves fully. Participants will be able to critically examine how mental health has been shaped in their lives and develop strategies to challenge internalized oppression.


Zzz’s to A’s: Healthy Sleep Habits 

This workshop addresses the multiple barriers to achieving optimal sleep. Participants will learn the benefits of quality sleep and develop personal goals for increasing optimal sleep.


Nutrition (Currently Not Avaliable)

Building Healthy Eating Patterns Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how to incorporate all food groups into your diet, how to read a nutrition label, and develop habits that make eating stress free. 


Eating on a Budget Workshop

This workshop will help you gain skills to plan, shop, cook, and eat while on a budget as well as resources to help supplement your food budget.


Eating During the Holidays Workshop

Want to enjoy your favorite holiday foods without the stress or overeating? This workshop takes an Intuitive Eating approach to eating during the holidays to help you savor without the guilt.



This presentation will review the CalFresh program, its eligibility requirements, and how students can apply through campus. It will also review other food resources that students can access on campus.


Intuitive Eating

This is an interactive workshop introducing students to the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating. This model aims to take the stress and guilt out of eating and food choices, providing a solution to dieting and chaotic eating. 


Food Insecurity at SF State

This workshop will discuss the issues and effects of food insecurity on college students, including information about hunger at SF State and current resources available for students.


Sexual Health

The Birds and The Baes: Sexual Communication

In a world of social media, dating apps, and sexting, sexual communication is forever evolving. This workshop covers how consent can be sexy, verbal and non-verbal communication styles, and how to navigate sexting as a form of sexual communication.


The Birds and The Baes: Healthy Relationships

Engaging in a relationship should be fun and exciting! This workshop highlights ways people can work toward building healthy bonds and explores how less recognized forms of control lead to unhealthy and even abusive relationships.


The Birds and The Baes: Safer Sexy Time

Hooking up, hanging out, Netflix and Chill, sexy time can be fun and safe! This interactive workshop explores tools to keep you and your partner safe as things heat up.


The Birds and The Baes: The Buzz About Birth Control

The pill, patch, ring, shot, implant, IUD, the list goes on! Join this workshop to learn the buzz birth control options. We will explore how each method works, their pros and cons, and how each method can cater to different needs and lifestyles.We will also discuss emergency contraception myths and facts as well as the benefits of dual birthd control options like condoms + birth control.


Sexual Violence Prevention & Men's Health

Affirmative Consent & Affirming Survivors

Contribute to a safer community by learning the basics of consent and how to be an active bystander in preventing sexual assault on campus! This interactive workshop also provides important information about campus resources for support and where to seek help.


SAY WHAT?!:  Clarifying Thoughts and Feelings for Healthier Relationships

It's often said that communication is key to healthy relationships, but often our expressions are muddled and simple arguments can turn ugly very quick. Learn how to be clearer with with your thoughts and feelings for a healthy relationship in this interactive workshop!


Men as Players, Women as Sluts, Six Pack Abs & Big Butts: What Gender Means for Health

The way we live our day to day lives are very much dicated by gender whether we are concious about it or not. But what does gender mean for our health? Learn how socialization, media, and language play into our health behaviors and choices.


Tobacco & Nicotine

BREATHE: How to Help a Friend Quit Smoking

Do you know someone who is interested in quitting tobacco or e-cigarettes? In this workshop you will learn about how to refer a friend to on and off campus resources.


BREATHE: How to Quit Smoking, Stress Free! 

Are you interested in quitting? Quitting can be very stressful on the mind and on the body. In this workshop you will learn ways you can quit tobacco or e-cigarettes using self-care techniques. You will also learn about on and off campus resources for support to help you quit!


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