Our wellness programs are programs, games, and activities created by Peer Health Advocates on a wide variety of topics. These programs can be requested by residence assistants, athletic and intramural teams, clubs, and organizations. All you have to do is request the program you are interested in and a trained Peer Health Advocate will bring the program along with any materials needed to you and facilitate the program with your group.

Check out the topics below to get an idea of all we can offer. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, email Wellness and we will work with you to create something new! 

To request a program as a Resident Assistant, Student Org representative, or classroom instructor; or to request supplies or health information, please use our request form.

If you have any questions, please email us at wellness@uwlax.edu.

Alcohol Skills 

Students will participate in hands-on activities focused on alcohol safety and learn harm reduction techniques in a game or activity format. This program is facilitated in a drop-in format.

CHOICES

CHOICES is an evidence-based alcohol education and prevention program used nationally. This program runs for about an hour and fifteen minutes and helps equip students with effective strategies for reducing the risk and harm associated with heavy drinking. This program is best-suited for groups of students (i.e. athletic teams, greek life, etc.).

Bystander Intervention Training

Students will engage in practicing bystander intervention techniques in a variety of situations, including alcohol misuse, mental health concerns, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and hate and bias incidents. This program is facilitated with a PowerPoint and does not work as well in a drop-in format.

 

Portable Zen Dens

Educate students on contemplative practices and exercises to reduce stress and encourage mindfulness. This program includes activities such as Buddha Boards, mandala coloring, guided meditation, happy lamps, journaling exercises, all accompanied with good mental health education. This program is facilitated in a drop-in format. Come de-stress!

Mental Health 101

We will educate students on the prevalence of mental health concerns among college students, signs of burnout and stress, how to find help for themselves or a friend, setting boundaries, self-care, and campus resources for mental health care. This program is facilitated with a PowerPoint and engaging discussion questions, and does not work well in a drop-in format.

Stress Management Presentation

This program is similar to Mental Health 101, with a heavier focus on activities that we can do to help reduce our stress, both short- and long-term. This presentation has an underlying theme of self care, and does not work well in a drop-in format. 

Bystander Intervention Training

To engage students in practicing bystander intervention techniques in a variety of situations, including alcohol misuse, mental health concerns, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and hate and bias incidents. This program is facilitated with a PowerPoint and does not work as well in a drop-in format.

FREE Sexual Health Supplies

Students are able to request FREE sexual health supplies from September through April from Wellness and Health Advocacy. You can request condoms, internal condoms, lube, and dental dams, and we try our best to meet your needs (e.g. "small condoms," "latex-free," etc.). Request free sexual health supplies here. When ready, you will receive an email with instructions to pickup. 

Condom Bingo 

We will educate students about proper use of contraception to prevent pregnancy and STI contraction; types of STIs/STDs; healthy relationships, consent, and communication; and human biology. This program encompasses a wide variety of both sexual health and violence prevention topics. It is fun, engaging, and a great way to get students involved in an educational program!

Consent and Pizza

We will educate students on active consent through the metaphor of creating and sharing a pizza together. Please note that the program requestor will need to supply pizza (typically ordered from ChartWells). This program is facilitated with a PowerPoint and does not work as well in a drop-in format.

CBD, Cannabis, and Vaping Jeopardy

Quiz and educate students on CBD products, cannabis, and vaping/e-cigarettes in a Jeopardy-game format.

Escalation Workshop

We will educate participants about the early warning signs of relationship abuse and what they can do if they witness or experience these warning signs. The Escalation Workshop is a 90-minute film-based discussion led by trained facilitators and does not work as well in a drop-in format.

Bystander Intervention Training

To engage students in practicing bystander intervention techniques in a variety of situations, including alcohol misuse, mental health concerns, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and hate and bias incidents. This program is facilitated with a PowerPoint and does not work as well in a drop-in format.

Condom Bingo 

We will educate students about proper use of contraception to prevent pregnancy and STI contraction; types of STIs/STDs; healthy relationships, consent, and communication; and human biology. This program encompasses a wide variety of both sexual health and violence prevention topics. It is fun, engaging, and a great way to get students involved in an educational program!

Consent and Pizza

We will educate students on active consent through the metaphor of creating and sharing a pizza together. Please note that the program requestor will need to supply pizza (typically ordered from ChartWells). This program is facilitated with a PowerPoint and does not work as well in a drop-in format.

 

Other Wellness and Health Advocacy Programs:

Alcohol & other drug education

Mental health promotion