Health Education and Workshops

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Wellness Promotion Workshops

Don't cancel your class or re-create the wheel!

Our wellness educators and certified peer educators can provide academic classes, registered student organizations, or other student groups effective and interactive workshops on a variety of health and wellness material. We also provide one-on-one education. All of our workshops are evidence-based and designed to provide students with practical skills that empower them to make informed choices about their personal health behaviors.

We ask all participants to complete a post-workshop survey to help our staff assess learning outcomes and continually improve.

Two students at a workshop.

Workshop Topics

Choose Responsibly: Alcohol Prevention and Decision-Making Skills

Synopsis: This is an educational workshop designed to teach students about their personal decision-making styles while simultaneously providing evidence-based alcohol prevention and education. This workshop is based in Social-Cognitive Theory and promotes more informed responsible decision making in first-year populations and student groups under the age of 21. Our wellness educators will cover topics ranging from identifying standard drink sizes, to health and academic impacts of alcohol use, understanding the short and long-term impacts of alcohol consumption, and what social and personal factors influence someone's personal decision style.

Audience: This workshop works well for general audiences of all ages and identities, but is intended for individuals under the age of 21.

Details: This workshop requires 55 minutes. There is no participant minimum or maximum. Groups requesting this workshop must have access to a computer, a projector, and speakers.

Connections and Belonging

Synopsis: Students will learn about how social connections can improve their mental health and well-being, and about resources that support social connectivity on campus. Socializing can be tough during a pandemic. We will cover ways to connect with others, while following the precautions of the CDC, local health organizations, and university policies.

Audience: This workshop works well for general audiences of all ages and identities

Details: This workshop requires 55 minutes. There is no participant minimum or maximum. Groups requesting this workshop must have access to a computer, a projector, and speakers.

Dollars and Sense: Financial Wellness

Synopsis: This workshop covers the basics of personal finance and financial wellness. Students will learn budgeting skills, managing checking and savings accounts, what a credit score is and how it can impact their financial future, and resources for students in financial hardship.

Audience: This workshop works well for general audiences of all ages and identities

Details: This workshop requires 55 minutes. There is no participant minimum or maximum. Groups requesting this workshop must have access to a computer, a projector, and speakers.

Drink Responsibly: Alcohol Awareness and Prevention

Synopsis: This educational workshop rooted in harm reduction empowers students the tools to make safer choices regarding alcohol. Students will learn about UNLV policy surrounding alcohol consumption on campus, how to identify a standard drink size, education about blood alcohol concentration, recognizing the signs of alcohol poisoning and binge drinking behaviors, and how alcohol use impacts academic success and overall health. Students will also be engaged in dynamic discussion regarding their perceptions of alcohol use in our student body versus the realities of student use.

Audience: This workshop works well for general audiences of all ages and identities but is intended for individuals over the age of 21.

Details: This workshop requires 55 minutes. There is no participant minimum or maximum. Groups requesting this workshop must have access to a computer, a projector, and speakers.

Sexual Health 101: A Guide to Safe Sex in College

Synopsis: In this workshop students will receive a crash course in sexual health, safe sex practices, sexually transmitted infection prevention, and communication with sexual partners. Content in this workshop is designed for a college-age population and is inclusive and affirming of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Students will have the opportunity to take part in interactive discussion and skill-based activities while learning about the intersections of sexual identity and healthy sex.

Audience: This workshop works well for general audiences of all ages and identities

Details: This workshop requires 55 minutes. There is no participant minimum or maximum. Groups requesting this workshop must have access to a computer, a projector, and speakers.

Sleep Hygiene

Synopsis: Students need their "ZZZ's" to get their degrees! This workshop covers the basics of sleep hygiene and the practices that students should engage in to achieve quality nighttime sleep for optimal daytime alertness. In this workshop students will have an opportunity to develop their own personal sleep success plan

Audience: This workshop works well for general audiences of all ages and identities

Details: This workshop requires 55 minutes. There is no participant minimum or maximum. Groups requesting this workshop must have access to a computer, a projector, and speakers.

Stress Management 101

Synopsis: Feeling stressed out? This workshop is for you! Students will learn about managing college stress and practice techniques that can help manage and prevent it in the future. Students will be educated about the physical, mental, and emotional impacts of long term stress, and resources on campus that support mental health.

Audience: This workshop works well for general audiences of all ages and identities

Details: This workshop requires 55 minutes. There is no participant minimum or maximum. Groups requesting this workshop must have access to a computer, a projector, and speakers.

Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) Overview

Synopsis: Learn more about what services are provided in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. This workshop provides an overview of all services students can access in the SRWC, from recreational activities to the Student Health Clinic; ideal for freshman and first-year students.

Audience: This workshop works well for general audiences of all ages and identities

Details: This workshop requires 55 minutes. There is no participant minimum or maximum. Groups requesting this workshop must have access to a computer, a projector, and speakers.

COVID-19 Education

Synopsis: If you are interested in having a health educator speak up to your class or organization regarding COVID-19 education, and related information, this workshop is for you. A prior meeting with a health educator is necessary so we can better understand what you are wanting to cover in this custom workshop.

Audience: This workshop works well for general audiences of all ages and identities

Details: This workshop requires 55 minutes. There is no participant minimum or maximum. Groups requesting this workshop must have access to a computer, a projector, and speakers.