Outreach Programs

The Counseling and Wellness Center offers a variety of outreach programs to the campus community on topics related to mental health and well-being. 

Outreach Topics

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Consent and Healthy Relationships
  • Stress Resilience
  • Mental Wellness Resources at WWU

Request an Outreach Program

The Counseling and Wellness Center welcomes requests for outreach programs and collaboration with campus partners. Please submit the online Outreach Request Form below and we will do our best to meet your needs!

Request an Outreach Program

Our ability to respond to requests may be impacted by factors such as: current demand for services, time of the quarter, and availability of staff to present on a given topic. 

Please note the following when requesting an outreach program:

  • Provide at least 2 weeks’ notice.
  • Provide several possible dates/times for the intended program.
  • Advertise and promote the program (as appropriate)
  • All requests for interviews or comments from a reporter must first be routed through the Office of University Communications. Counseling and Wellness Center staff are unable to respond to requests from reporters until this step is completed. 

Outreach Program Descriptions

Suicide Prevention Training

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90 minutes

We all have a role to play in suicide prevention. The QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training teaches people how to recognize when someone may be at risk for suicide and how to connect them with immediate help.

Participants will learn:

  • Common myths and facts associated with suicide
  • Warning signs of suicide
  • Tips for asking someone questions about suicide
  • Methods for persuading suicidal individual to get help
  • Ways to refer people at risk to local resources

Consent and Healthy Relationships

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90 minutes

How do we practice consent in sex and relationships? How do we make sure everyone is having a good time? Every person is in charge of their body, and we all need to work with our partners to create physical and sexual experiences that feel great for everyone. This guided conversation is for everyone, whether you have never had sex, are sexually active, or do not want to have sex at all. You will learn how to navigate consent, understand safety, and learn how to communicate desires for more consensual and fun experiences!

Stress Resilience

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60 minutes

This presentation provides students with the tools and skills to reduce stress and build stress resilience. Some of the tools include self-care, creating boundaries, and emotional regulation strategies. The goal of the training is to re-frame stress and help students learn to manage it during their time at Western.

Mental Wellness Resources

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30 minutes

A comprehensive “tour” of mental health and wellness resources at WWU. Participants will be shown websites of resources for students at WWU in detail and hopefully will find new resources that are available to them, even through services they may be aware of. Participants will also be shown resources at WWU specifically for supporting staff and faculty in supporting their students.