Workshop and Activity Descriptions

On-Campus Health & Wellness Resources (Workshop)

Learn more about the on-campus health and wellness resources available to our students. This workshop covers all of the HPW topic areas, workshops and activities, ways to get involved with HPW, and basic information on Student Health Services and Counseling & Psychological Services.

Socializing in College: Alcohol 101 (Workshop)

Learn the basics of safer alcohol use and the many protective behaviors people can take to avoid a hangover. We will cover standard drink sizes and how to continue to have fun in safer ways.  


Let's Talk About Drugs (Workshop)

In this workshop, we will discuss the effect of alcohol and drugs and the protective behaviors that can be taken to reduce the undesirable consequences. We will also cover on-campus and off-campus resources for support.  


Developing Healthier Habits and Setting SMART Goals (Workshop)

In this workshop, we will cover tips and tricks to support behavior change around substance use through goal setting that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. You will also learn about virtual and physical resources on and off-campus. This workshop is open to anyone who wishes to know more about resources for themselves or others.  


Peer to Peer Substance Use Health Education (Activity)

Need to have a dialogue with your student organization members around safer partying and socializing around substance use? Request Substance Use Student Peer Educators for a discussion around substance use and protective behaviors that can be taken to mitigate harms associated with use.

Self-Care for Resilience: Managing Stress (Workshop)

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


Self-Care Station (Activity)

Self-Care Station highlights that self-care is not a luxury but a way to check in with oneself to promote positive mental health. Learn various self-care strategies including self-reflection, practicing gratitude, and engaging our different senses.


How to Help a Friend in Distress (Workshop)

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.


Ask Me Anything About Mental Health/Self-Care (Activity)

Want to know more about all things mental health? Self-care? Or even sleep? Or where to access support and services around mental health on campus? Mental Health Educator or Student Leaders will answer the best to their abilities all things related to mental health! No questions off the table, this is a safe, brave, and open space to get answers to your questions.

Healthy Eating 101 (Workshop)

In this workshop, we'll explore a holistic approach to nourishing your body and mind through food. You’ll learn new skills that will help you create simple and nutritious meals as a busy college student. We’ll also chat about free food resources on campus. 


Healthy Eating on a Budget (Workshop)

In this workshop, students will learn how to nourish their bodies on a budget. We’ll discuss meal planning, creating grocery lists, and meal prep as strategies to save money and make healthy eating more realistic as a college student. We’ll also chat about free food resources on campus. 


Intro to Meal Planning (Workshop)

In this workshop, we’ll discuss strategies to help you begin planning simple and budget-friendly meals and snacks to nourish your body. We’ll also share tips to help you save time and reduce stress, plus discuss free food resources on campus. 


Grocery Shopping on a Budget (Workshop)

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make a game plan before going to the grocery store. We’ll talk about simple ways to save money when shopping for food. Plus, we’ll discuss free food resources on campus that can help expand your grocery budget.  


Meal Prep Made Easy (Workshop)

Learn how to take the stress out of meal prepping by getting familiar and creative with food. We’ll share our favorite cooking tips & tricks to help save time in the kitchen! We’ll also chat about free food resources on campus. 


Virtual Cooking Demo (Activity)

Interested in learning how to make simple meals and snacks? This activity will involve a live demonstration of one or more budget-friendly recipes. Students will learn basic cooking skills and tips to support healthy eating.  

Time: 30-60 minutes 

Group size: 10+ students 

In the comment box of the workshop request form, please note if you have any type of recipe you would like featured (e.g. microwave meals, vegetarian, etc.) 

Sexual Communication (Workshop)

Let’s talk about sex! Whether a one-stand or long-term relationship, communication lets us know what our partners like and don’t like, and for us to do the same. This workshop discusses the importance of communication and consent and provides tips on how to talk to your partner(s) about sex.


From Start to Finish: A Conversation about Relationships (Workshop)

Part of life involves the coming and going of relationships and friendships. In this workshop, we will be discussing the building and development of new relationships, and how to heal and learn from past ones.


Safer Sex Resources: What to Know & Where to Go (Workshop)

From condoms, to birth control, to STI testing, there are many safer sex options for people to choose from. This workshop provides an overview of these safer sex practices and talks about the different resources available to students here at SF State.


Gender & Sexuality: The Basics (Workshop)

There is much to learn about gender and sexuality, it can be difficult to know where to start. This workshop provides an introduction to these concepts and breaks down different aspects such as identity, expression, and inclusive language. 

Asking for Help (workshop)

Need help… asking for help? It’s easier said than done. In this workshop, we’ll discuss why
asking for help is vital for our health, well-being, and success in college and life. We’ll identify barriers that keep us from asking for help and strategies to overcome them, as well as tips on what we can do to be helpful when others reach out to us for our support.


Building Trust (workshop)

Trust is essential for our individual well-being and all kinds of relationships in our lives. But
what is trust? How do you know you have it? What is it like when you lose it? Learn how trust is built, what breaks it, and steps to start repairing it.


Forming Networks of Support (workshop)

College is a challenging time that demands so much of us, and it can be overwhelming to know who or where to turn to for support. Join us as we practice mapping our sources of support while learning basic skills to strengthen and maintain relationships that matter for our health, well-being, and success.


Creating Campus Wellness (Workshop)

Is wellness necessary for student success? What can I do about it? This workshop covers the concepts and key activities that create a “well campus” and why it helps all of the campus community to promote health.


ICANHELP2 Training (Workshop)

Identify factors that impact students’ health and wellness. Understand why promoting positive health is vital to support student success. Develop skills to intervene when a student is in distress with Active Minds’ VAR (validate, appreciate, refer) strategy. Learn various mental health and basic needs resources on campus.


How to Champion Anti-Racism and Health Equity (Workshop)

Addressing equal access to health and well-being is an anti-racist strategy. Educators have an essential role to play in addressing the barriers to success for our students, including barriers to their well-being. This workshop connects the dots of health, racism, and academic potential, while outlining direct actions you can take to be part of positive change.


SF State Campus Health Resources (Workshop)

There are a wealth of health and wellness resources available to students at SF State. This workshop shares those resources so that staff and faculty are well versed on the campus community there to support students and ready to make those referrals when students are in need.

Please refer to the Food+Shelter+Success website for more information on events and requesting basic needs workshops.