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Health-Related Workshops

Health Promotion and Wellness staff and trained peer educators provide workshops on a wide variety of health-related topics.  We conduct workshops for academic classes, student organizations, student clubs, and residence hall floors. Below is a brief description of the workshops we provide.  Please complete the form below to make an official request.  We do require two weeks’ notice for all workshop requests.

To schedule a workshop, please submit the form at least two weeks in advance. A member of the Health Promotion and Wellness team will be in touch with you shortly.

Workshops facilitated by professional staff

Alcohol Workshop (60 minutes)

Get the facts about BAC, standard drinks, and high-risk drinking. Learn strategies to stay safe and reduce negative outcomes of drinking.

How to Help a Friend with an Eating Disorder (90 minutes)

Close friends play a significant role in guiding and supporting others.  In many cases, individuals with eating disorders cannot recognize a need for help in themselves, but a strong, caring friend can make a difference (NEDA).  Learn about steps to talk to a friend who may have an eating disorder, learn about the resources available on campus, and learn ways to foster a body-positive environment. Delivered by a staff member and a peer educator. 

Live Well, Learn Well (10-15 minutes)

Health Promotion and Wellness will introduce your class, organization, or club to HPW's services, programs, and free resources available to support student health and well-being. 

Mindfulness and Compassion Workshop(s)

This workshop is designed to help deepen the capacity of students for self-awareness, self-compassion, and caring for others. We will discuss new ways of “showing up” in life that counter the typical college culture of stress, pressure, and competition. We will explore ways to not only reduce stress, but to also increase our capacity to flourish – to create joy, purpose, and belonging. Students will leave the training knowing in-the-moment mindfulness strategies, along with the reminder: You are not alone.  You will have the option to request a one-hour workshop, a two-session series or a three-session series.  To request a mindfulness and compassion workshop, click here.

Workshops facilitated by trained peer educators

Got Sleep? (50 minutes)

Make getting adequate sleep a priority! Learn how sleep impacts academic success, health, and well-being, and leave with tips to improve your sleep to help you feel energized.

Mission: Nutrition (50 minutes)

Boost your nutrition knowledge! Learn how to create a balanced plate and distinguish nutrition fact from fiction. 

Safer Sex Party (50 minutes)

Make your sexual health a priority! Learn how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections. Free safer sex materials will be provided.

Stress Less (50 minutes)

Learn the difference between acute, episodic, and chronic stress. Learn evidence-based strategies to help manage stress.

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Health Promotion & Wellness

020 Intramural (IM) Building
University Park, PA 16802