Request a Health-Related Workshop

Student Wellness offers a variety of workshops to help you learn and feel your best at UB and beyond. Available both in facilitated and DIY formats.

COVID-19 and Fall 2020 Workshops

Most of our workshops and programs are only being offered online. After you submit your workshop request using the form below, we will contact you to determine the safest and most effective means to present your workshop. To best serve you, please provide specific details regarding your workshop request in the Comments section.

Facilitated Workshops Do It Yourself Workshops

Who Are These Programs For?

While most of our workshops and programs are designed for students, we also have options for faculty and staff. These faculty and staff workshops raise awareness and promote understanding of student concerns, allowing faculty and staff to better serve students. Please read the program descriptions carefully for more information. 

How to Request a Program

Step 1. Plan Ahead

All programs require at least two weeks advance notice, and should have at least 10 attendees. Please note that you are responsible for providing any required presentation equipment on-site (e.g., a computer, audio/speakers, projector and screen); if you cannot provide the equipment, please let us know.

Step 2. Review the Available Programs

Read the descriptions on this page and decide which program is right for you.

Step 3: Fill Out the Request Form

Make sure you include your contact information.

Step 4. We Will Contact You to Confirm

When your request is received, we will contact you to coordinate details and confirm the time, date and location for your program. Your request is not confirmed until you are contacted by one of our staff members.

Step 5. Promote Your Program

Please collaborate with others and advertise your program to attract attendees and ensure participation.

In This Section

DIY Stress Relief Event

Check out this list of suggested stress-relief events — perfect for Resident Advisors and student organizations.

Condom Requests

If you would like to distribute condoms at an event, please contact Health Services to help you plan the event. We have male and female condoms, lubricant and dental dams available.

Workshop Topics and Descriptions

  • Alcohol

  • At Risk Students

    • Helping Students in Emotional Distress

      At times, you will have contact with students whose problems or behaviors cause you concern, discomfort, or may interfere with your work, their education or the education of other students. This program will focus on providing faculty and staff with the necessary skills to identify, communicate with and refer emotionally distressed students to the appropriate mental health services.

  • Communication Skills

    • Communication Skills For Life

      Interpersonal stress is one of the most common concerns for college students. Most interpersonal difficulties result from poor communication. In this workshop, students will learn healthy and effective ways to assert their needs and resolve conflicts in their personal and academic life.

  • Diversity

    • Diversity Workshop

      This program engages students in an interactive exploration and self-assessment regarding culture, diversity, biases, microaggressions, stereotypes, and privilege. Help increase your students’ awareness of who they are and how they interact with the world around them.

  • Eating Well

    • Diet Myths

      Play a game to examine four common diet myths. Test your knowledge and be entered to win a prize.

    • Intuitive Eating

      An introduction to ten principles that can increase trust in your body and satisfaction with your food. Learn to identify 'diet culture' and tune in to yourself. Based on book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.

    • Nutrition Hacks

      Build your self-care skills with balanced snacks and meals ideas. Tips on planning, eating sustainably, and time to share

  • Healthy Relationships and Violence Prevention

    • Bystander Intervention Training

      Become empowered to help prevent sexual violence. Through this workshop, you will learn how to identify problem behaviors, decide when and how to intervene, and work through scenarios to practice getting involved in a safe environment. Participants will receive a certificate of participation.

    • How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor

      Most sexual violence goes unreported, for a number of reasons, but when a survivor does reach out for support most (85%) turn to a friend, according to the 2019 SUNY Sexual Violence Focused Climate Survey.  Learn how to help your friends recover from rape and sexual assault, and utilize local resources, and get involved in sexual assault prevention efforts at UB.

    • Let’s Get it On: The What’s, Why’s and How’s of Consent

      Sex without consent is rape. Learn how to respect yourself — and respect your partner — through this honest dissection of what consent looks like in relationships, and why it's so important.

    • Relationship Jeopardy

      How much do you really know about relationships? This workshop utilizes a fun, competitive game to educate and test your knowledge about healthy relationships, safer sex, sexual violence and relationship diversity.

    • You + Me =? An Open Discussion About Relationships

      Discuss with others the different types of relationships we may find ourselves taking part in, and how to navigate these relationships.

  • Sexual Health

    • Male/Female Condom Demonstrations

      Participants will get the opportunity to both watch and practice on a model. Anyone who participates gets a prize and condoms to take home.

    • Health Care Provider Talks

      We have registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and board-certified physicians who can come and speak at your event. Please make your request for a health care provider at least four weeks in advance so the provider can allow time in his or her schedule.

    • Sex Bingo

      Test your knowledge of sexual health topics with this fun bingo game. Invite us to your late-night event, club meeting, or sorority/fraternity for a fun bingo night.

    • STI Jeopardy

      Learn the latest information regarding sexually transmitted infections and how to practice responsible intimacy and safer sex. STI Jeopardy is a fun, interactive game where everyone wins prizes at the end of the game. No question is off limits!

    • Sex in the Dark Panel

      An interactive glow-in-the-dark Q&A panel with UB and community “sexperts.” Please request at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure staff availability.

    Condom Requests

    If you would like to distribute condoms at an event, please contact Health Services to help you plan the event. We have male and female condoms, lubricant and dental dams available.

  • Sleep

    • The ABCs of Getting Your ZZZZs

      Discover the importance of sleep, the effects of sleep deprivation and strategies for getting better sleep. This workshop helps students avoid sleep deprivation, which can lead to decreased performance and alertness, difficulty concentrating, memory problems and emotional distress.

  • Stress

    • Got Stress?

      The American College Health Association cites stress as the number-one impediment to academic performance in its national college health assessment. In this presentation students will learn to manage stress by utilizing mindfulness, self-care, and school-life balance.

    • Self-Care and Stress Relief

      See which self-care strategies can reduce stress and improve your overall health. This workshop may include relaxation techniques, time management, meditation practice, sleep tips, aromatherapy, campus resources and nutrition information.

    • Smartphone Stress

      Smartphones are a part of daily life for college students, despite a growing body of literature indicating stress-related consequences from excessive use. This discussion-based workshop will challenge students to think critically about their phone use and teach mindful methods of reducing smartphone distractions throughout the day.  By making small changes, students may feel more in-control and have more positive experiences from their Smartphone use after attending this workshop.

  • Suicide Prevention

    • Question, Persuade, Refer — Suicide Prevention Training

      Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. The good news is that most suicides can be prevented if concerned others learn to recognize the risk factors, develop comfort asking about suicidal thoughts, and know where to send someone for help. Participants in this presentation will leave with practical knowledge for helping others who might be at risk for suicide.

      QPR training is also available on specific dates throughout the semester.  Visit the Suicide Intervention page to learn more.

Additional Topics

If the topic you are interested in is not listed, select the “Other” option then describe what you need in the “Comments” section along with any other information that will help us deliver the program you want. Student Wellness is happy to work with you to create a presentation that will fit your needs.

Facilitated Workshop Request Form

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