Workshop and Activity Descriptions

Socializing During a Pandemic (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, specifically during the pandemic. 

Let's Talk About Drugs (Workshop)

In this workshop we will discuss the effect of alcohol and drugs, safer use practices, and the influence that social media and pop culture have on our perceived misconceptions of substance use. 

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.

Food+Shelter+Success- Basic Needs Overview (Workshop)

Food+Shelter+Success, SF State’s Basic Needs Initiatives is focused on supporting students’ ability to be active, engaged learners who reach their full potential at San Francisco State University by supporting their basic needs. This workshop explores student basic needs and all the free food and housing stability resources on campus.

CalFresh- Free Money for Food! (Workshop)

CalFresh provides qualified applicants with free money for food each month! This workshop provides an overview of CalFresh, program eligibility requirements, information about what to expect when applying, and tip and tricks for success. Students are provided Q&A time as well as connection to other free food resources.

CalFresh Group Application Session (Workshop)

Do you have group of students who would like support applying for CalFresh? Request this CalFresh application assistance workshop for your class, organization or department. Students will be lead step-by-step through the CalFresh application and will be provided support gathering verification documents and tips for success.  

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.

Decolonizing as Healing (Workshop)

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 have been shaped in their lives through the I's of oppression (ideological, institutional, interpersonal, internalized) 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.

Healthy Eating 101 (Workshop)

Learn how to support a healthy body and mind through your food choices. This virtual workshop will cover the basics of nutrition, how to build nourishing meals and snacks, and simple tips to incorporate healthy eating habits as a busy college student.

Healthy Eating on a Budget (Workshop)

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I want to eat healthy, but it’s too expensive,” then this virtual workshop is for you! Join us as we learn how to plan, shop for, and prepare healthy and budget-friendly meals. 

Gators in the Kitchen (Workshop)

This virtual cooking workshop begins with a short discussion around healthy eating and then moves to the cooking experience, where students follow along with instructor step-by-step as they prepare a tasty and budget-friendly recipe. Afterwards, everyone will enjoy the meal together in (virtual) community.

Time: 45-90 min

Suggested group size: 5-20 students

In the comment box, please note if you have ideas for the type of recipe(s) you would like the workshop to focus on (e.g. microwave meals, vegetarian, type of cuisine, featured ingredient, etc.)

Cooking Demo (Activity)

Learn how to prepare tasty and healthy meals and snacks on a budget! Our instructor will demonstrate how to prepare a simple and low-cost recipe while sharing nutrition tips and answering audience questions. Participants will receive a virtual copy of the recipe so they can try making it at home.

Time: 15-30 min

Suggested group size: 10 or more students

In the comment box, please note if you have ideas for the type of recipe you would like demonstrated (e.g. microwave meals, 5-minute snacks, vegan-friendly, etc.)

Custom Workshop (Workshop)

Is there a specific nutrition topic that you are interested in but don’t see listed? Let us know what you have in mind and our Nutrition Health Educator will connect with you to determine how to best meet your needs.

The Birds and The Baes: Sexual Communication (Workshop)

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 (Workshop)

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 Sex 101 (Workshop)

From consent and communication to barrier methods and testing, our sexual health educator provides an overview of safer sex practices and is ready to answer your questions about sex and intimacy and making sex safer for you and your partners.

The Birds and The Baes: The Buzz About Birth Control (Workshop)

The pill, patch, ring, shot, implant, IUD, the list goes on! Join this workshop to learn the buzz about 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 101 (Workshop)

Contribute to a safer, healthier community as we explore how 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.

The Man Box (Workshop)

What does it mean to be a man in today's society? Explore and learn ways to adopt a healthy form of masculinity to improve our health & relationships.

Thinking of You Virtual Peer Discussion Group (Workshop)

Learn how you can better support friends and loved ones who have survived violence by using interpersonal and communication skills in a trauma-informed way. Join us in fostering a culture of care.

Note: This is a non-confidential space for folks who support survivors. If you are a survivor of sexual/domestic violence and are looking for confidential support and resources for healing, please contact The SAFE Place at (415) 338-2208.

BREATHE: How to Reduce Tobacco, Nicotine, or Cannabis Intake (Workshop)

In this workshop you will learn tips and tricks to reduce cigarette or vaping intake of tobacco, nicotine, or cannabis products. You will also learn of virtual and physical resources on and off campus. This workshop is open to anyone who wishes to know more about resources for themselves or for others. 

BREATHE: Smoking and Vaping a Social Justice Issue (Workshop)

Ever thought to question, why do people smoke cigarettes? Why do people vape?  This workshop is a dialogue about the short and long term effects of smoking as well as the role tobacco and vaping companies have on disproportionately marketing their products to LGBTQIA, ethnic minorities, low income communities, and youth. 

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.