School Anxiety Program (SAP)
The School Anxiety Program (SAP) is back! The sign-up link for Spring 2023 can be found here! To learn more about the program and register for a SAP, you can also click on the link down below!
Students who experience anxiety related to school may feel like their attention, concentration, motivation, and sleep can get thrown off and impact their ability to study, do their homework, and take exams to the best of their abilities.
The School Anxiety Program includes up to three 1-hour long 1-on-1 sessions with a Mental Health Peer who will help you to learn important time management, coping, and relaxation skills to reduce your anxiety.
To participate in SAP, please sign up by clicking on the link below.
A Mental Health Peer will be in touch with you soon afterwards to schedule your first session.
*NOTE: Sessions are scheduled within regular business hours and it can take up to 2 weeks to begin.
Workshops & Trainings
Are you interested in providing your residents, clubs, organizations, student coworkers with one of our Mental Health Peer lead workshops?
Select from workshops including:
Select from workshops including:
- Imposter Syndrome
- A persistent belief that you've fooled people into thinking you're more competent and talented than you actually are
- This is a presentation that addresses the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.
- Stress Reduction
- Gain practical skills to tackle stress, learn how common stress is among college students, learn signs of stress.
- Self-Care & Coping During The Pandemic
- Learn how to cope with the unique challenges that the pandemic brings and get some tips on how to take care of yourself more effectively during these times.
- Navigating Instability and Uncertainty During The Pandemic
- Uncertainty is often stressful, especially during the pandemic. Learn how you can respond more effectively to the instability and uncertainty that comes with COVID-19.
Outreach to Campus Groups
Our peers actively reach out to student communities on campus to understand and identify the unique priorities and issues that are most challenging for each group. They also work collaboratively with student groups to determine how we can best deliver programs to help them meet the challenges they have identified and further build on the strengths and resiliency of the group. Peers have facilitated discussions, offered informative presentations, and helped groups learn skills to better manage their stress, cope with difficult relationships, thrive at school, and relax.
Each quarter the Mental Health Peers host a large event that helps students to better understand and address common challenges. Some of the events we have held in the past year provide tools to....
- Learn how to effectively communicate your own needs when you are distressed
- Learn how to talk about concerns you have for others when they are distressed
- Increase self care
- Reduce stress
- Manage transitions (e.g., graduation, moving home, studying abroad)
Massage & Egg Chairs
The Mental Health Peer Program has moved! We are now located a mere 100 feet from the main CAPS lobby in Building 434, room 100. If you are standing in front of CAPS, follow the path to the right and enter building 434, door 100. Sign-in sheets to use the chairs will be found at the check-in desk from 9 am-4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Friday and 10 am -4 pm Wednesdays (NOTE: Last sign-ins for the chairs end at 3:30 pm so we can get everyone in before closing time.) All chairs are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Our peers are trained to help students develop tools to better manage stressors related to school as well as relationships to family, friends, romantic partners, and roommates. Peers can also help you get connected to other appropriate resources around campus.
The peers are available during business hours. If you are interested in coming in for peer-to-peer drop-in session, please stop by the Mental Health Peer Program space. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by either the MHP or the CAPS front desk.