Workshop Descriptions

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Partying for Dummies

Want to Turn Up! without the headache the next day? Learn how to maximize the good nights and minimize the bad nights through this interactive workshop. We will be talking about standard drink sizes, how to find your personal buzz point, and how to turn up for yourself and your friends when partying or drinking.

Alcohol & Drugs: How to Help a Friend in Need

Do you know what to do if Friday night gets too wild? 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

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.

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 for Resilience: 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 as Healing

Note: This an advanced workshop. If your class, program, organization, or department is heavily involved in topics such as social justice, equity, ethnic studies, or systematic 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, participants will be able to critically examine how health and wellness has been shaped in their lives through the I's of oppression and recognize how we can heal holistically by following steps to decolonize (naming, reflection, and action). Participants will be able to identify the resources within oneself and around us to heal: physically, emotionally, and mentally from our internalized oppression.

Zzz to A's: Healthy Sleep Habits

Learn the benefits of quality sleep and develop personal goals for increasing optimal sleep.

Nutrition

Healthy Eating 101

Interested in making healthier eating choices but not sure where to start? Join us for this interactive workshop as we learn about the building blocks of nutrition, including food groups, portion sizes and building a healthy plate. You’ll boost your nutrition knowledge and walk away with realistic strategies for improving your eating habits!

Eating Healthy on a Budget

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I want to eat healthy, but it’s too expensive,” then this workshop is for you! Join us as we learn about how to make healthy eating choices on a budget, including meal planning and grocery shopping tips and tricks.

Decoding Nutrition Labels

Nutrition labels are a great tool for making healthier eating choices when shopping for food, but they can be overwhelming if you’re not sure what to look for. In this workshop, we will take a closer look at each of the components of the nutrition label and learn how to use the information to make healthy eating easy.

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 birth control options like condoms + birth control.

Sexual Violence Prevention & Men's Health

Sexual Violence Prevention 101 (2 hour workshop)

Contribute to a safer, healthier community as we explore how affirmative consent, power, healthy relationships, and collective action influence how we can change culture to prevent campus sexual violence! Plus, learn about campus resources and basic skills on how to support survivors.

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 your thoughts and feelings for a healthy relationship in this interactive workshop!

Healthy Masculinity 101 (1.5 to 2 hour workshop)

Learn how peers, family, media, culture, and language shape men’s health behaviors and experience with violence. Together, we will explore ways to adopt a healthy form of masculinity that improves health and interpersonal relationships. 

Power & Relationships (1.5 hour workshop)

When we talk about sexual, domestic, relationship, and/or intimate partner violence, a common thread links these issues together: power. In this reflective workshop, we’ll explore how different forms of power, privilege, and identities we individually carry influence our relationships. We’ll do a set of activities to enhance self-reflection and develop language needed to reduce and prevent violence.  

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!