Events & Workshops

Everyone is welcome to participate in our free workshops and events! Please note, RSVP may be recommended for some workshops. For disability and accessibility accommodations please contact us at hpw@sfsu.edu.

If you would like to request one of our workshops or activities for your class or student organization, please see our full list of offerings and submit a request form.

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

Trauma Informed Professors & Staff (TIPS) Training

Trauma-informed training designed to assist faculty and staff in developing the skills necessary to support students who have experienced traumatic events, with a focus on survivors of sexual violence. From active listening to providing resources for reporting, care and resources – on campus and off. Interested attendees must be able to attend both dates to complete the training. Hosted by the Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative at SF State.

Part 1 Date & Time: Friday, April 16th from 1- 4 pm

Part 2 Date & Time: Friday, April 23rd from 1- 4 pm

Denim Day

Join us in wearing denim as we stand in solidarity with sexual assault survivors. Create a sign that reads "I Stand with Survivors." You can paint, you can graphic design, you can color, get creative! Be sure to wear denim, take a picture of yourself holding your sign, and use the hashtags #GatorsSupportSurvivors, #DenimDay, & #SAAM2021 to be featured on the @SFStateCares Instagram story! Hosted by Health Promotion & Wellness.

Date: Wednesday, April 28th

Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative Staff & Faculty Info Session

Want to help create culture change to prevent sexual violence? Join our growing community of students, faculty, and staff working together to create program, organizational, and transformative changes to prevent campus sexual violence! Together, we can change the culture to create safer environments and promote healthy relationships for all. Learn more about our work and how you can get involved. Hosted by the Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative at SF State.

Learn more about the SVPC at SF State.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 28th from 12- 1 pm

Earth Day-Kick Butts Cleanup

Earn a certificate by showing support for environmental protection and cleaning up your community. HPW and SUPP are teaming up for an organized clean-up near Ocean Beach. To sign up and receive a cleanup kit, please fill out the form.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 17th- Friday, April 23rd

How to Support a Friend

Learn how you can be a more supportive friend to your peers. In this workshop, we will practice skills surrounding how we can emotionally and physically support our friends through behavior change.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 28th from 1- 2 pm

Trivia Night with SUPP

Test your knowledge of substance use, safer use, and other themes by joining Substance Use Peer Prevention for a night full of Kahoot trivia. You should have two devices when playing, one for Kahoot and another for Zoom.

Date & Time: Friday, April 30th from 5-6 pm

Join us as we build a community dedicated to your health, wellness, and academic success!

We'll explore what it’s like to be a Man Of Color in college today, discuss ways to foster strong relationships, and practice how to stay connected to all your networks of support. Come hang out with us and meet new friends in this new space for Men Of Color by Men Of Color. You're welcome here! Presented by Health Promotion & Wellness in collaboration with the Division of Equity & Community Inclusion.

Date & Time: 

  • Tuesday, April 20th from 1:30-3 pm
  • Tuesday, April 27th from 1:30-3 pm

Space is limited, please sign-up by Friday, March 19th at:

 

Self-Care Workshop

This workshop explores various self-care strategies to utilize on a daily basis to promote positive mental health and manage stress. Participants will receive an Amazon gift card.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 21st from 1- 2 pm

Community Care Workshop

This workshop explores Community Care which is focused on the collective and connective nature of well-being. We will explore one’s talents, strengths and experiences in order to understand community cultural wealth. Participants will receive an Amazon gift card.

Date & Time: Thursday, April 29th from 2- 3 pm

What does "accountability" mean? It's a scary and often vague word for many of us, yet, it is so essential in maintaining healthy relationships. Join us as we explore how to practice accountability when we've caused harm, how to give a genuine apology, and how we can build our support network to prevent causing future hurt and harm. Hosted by Health Promotion & Wellness.

Date & Time:

  • Thursday, April 22nd from 12:30- 2 pm
  • Thursday, April 29th from 12:30- 2 pm

Space is limited. Please sign by April 8th at:

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.

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 27th from 4- 5 pm

Summer is right around the corner and to welcome the new season, we are cooking a Spanish classic – Pisto. Come learn how this hearty vegetarian stew and easy white bean salad can make preparing a delicious meal as easy as a summer breeze. Plus, the first 10 students* who register will receive a $20 Albertsons grocery e-gift card to help purchase the ingredients to cook along with us! *Must be a current enrolled SF State student

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 28th from 5-6pm

Join the Black Unity Center Staff, HPW, and the Vegan Hood Chefs for a cooking demo! The first 25 students* who register will get a $20 Albertsons grocery e-gift card to help purchase the ingredients to cook along.

*Must be a current enrolled SF State student

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 5th from 12-1:30 pm

Join us to learn about ways to promote positive mental health.

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 5th from 12:30- 12:45 pm

Recurring Programs
 

Join HPW's Monthly Art Night to socialize, network, and listen to music along with art and new friends. The SUPP student organization will be co-hosting and facilitating fun activities each month. All you need to bring is yourself and your favorite art supplies. 

Date & Time: Thursday, May 6th from 6- 7:30 pm

Hang out with mental health student leader, Devin to talk about all things tea. What types of tea, tea benefits, tea and caffeine will be discussed. Participants will receive a tea kit and can participate in one or multiple sessions however will only receive it once.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 6 from 2- 3 pm

Hang out with mental health student leader, Allison to listen and share stories with others. There will be prompts around hope, inspiration, wonder, self-care, empowerment and exploration. Participants will receive a conversation starter set and can participate in one or multiple sessions however will only receive it once.

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 12th from 12:30- 1:30 pm

Do you need help paying for food? Visit the CalFresh Help Clinic to see if you qualify for CalFresh, a program that gives you money each month to buy groceries. The CalFresh Help Clinic is providing virtual assistance!

Virtual Appointment Hours:

  • Mondays from 11 am- 2 pm
  • Tuesdays from 12- 4 pm
  • Wednesdays from 12- 4 pm
  • Thursdays from 1- 4 pm

Are you having trouble paying for groceries or finding stable housing? SF State has many programs that can help. Come find out more about what’s available for you!

Date & Time: Every Thursday from 3- 4 pm

Food+Shelter+Success is pleased to offer phone advising sessions for students who are experiencing financial difficulties. SF State has a number of resources that may be helpful for students struggling to make ends meet. After submitting your information, we will e-mail you a confirmation letter with the time that you can expect a call.

Hours: Every Monday & Thursday from 1-3 pm

Stop by AS Gator Groceries and pick up a box of free groceries!

Gator Groceries Date & Time: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11 am- 1 pm (during the regular semester)
Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center Info Desk

Free Food in Your Area

To find free food in your area visit your local food bank or enter your zip code in the foodfinder.

Join us for a semester-long series to explore and cultivate a healthier relationship with your body, food, and movement. Workshops will involve group discussion, interactive activities, and self-reflection. Support groups are a space to process and reflect post-workshop. This series is open to all students—all bodies are welcome! The series is drop-in style; we encourage you to attend as many as you can and welcome you to join at any time throughout the semester.

Note: Zoom links will be provided after RSVP'ing.

Body Positive: Cultivate Self-Love

In the final part of the series, we’ll discuss and practice skills to support a body positive lifestyle.

Date & Time:

  • Workshop: Friday, April 16th from 10:30 am-12 pm
  • Support group: Friday, April 23rd from 10:30 am-12 pm

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Danielle Lundstrom, is available for free private appointments. Visit our Nutrition Clinic page for more information.

Spring 2021 Clinic Hours:

Date & Time: 

  • Wednesdays: 1:30- 4:30 pm
  • Thursdays: 8:30- 11:30 am

Location: Virtual appointments

Active Minds at SF State is a program of Active Minds, Inc. that exists as a student-run mental health awareness and suicide prevention, education, and advocacy organization on the college campus. Join the upcoming Active Minds general meetings.

Date & Time: 

  • Monday, April 26th from 1- 2 pm
  • Monday, May 3rd from 1- 2 pm

DIY Programs

Tune in every Tuesday with @SFStateCares on YouTube for a new weekly video! Join our health educators and student leaders as they explore different topics each week.

Learn about mindfulness topics to start your week off on a good note! Tune into YouTube or Anchor/Spotify and catch our latest videos and podcasts.

Learn the basics of alcohol and other commonly used substances as well as steps that can be taken to prevent harm from use in this 20 minute self-paced video.