Peer-Led Workshops

Workshops are usually held near the end of each quarter. Check back in the fall quarter for updates, or call CAPS at (831) 459-2628 during business hours for more information.

Our skilled and dedicated undergraduate CAPS Peer Educators are proud to offer free workshops to the UCSC campus community on a variety of wellness topics, including:

  • Stress Less
  • How to Support a Friend
  • Test Anxiety

These workshops are offered several times each quarter and are open to all registered UCSC students. Just drop in for any of these free 90- to 120-minute workshops: No advance registration or sign-in is required. 

CAPS also offers peer-led workshops on demand. To schedule a peer-led workshop for your student org, dorm, or special event, please complete our online WORKSHOP REQUEST FORM

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Workshop Descriptions

Stress Less

Want to learn new ways to manage stress and feel better?  CAPS’ peer-led Stress Less workshops are 90-minute interactive, relaxing, and resource-filled experiences designed to help you identify areas of stress and make a plan for immediate (and long-term!) stress relief. Our Peer Educators are well trained in stress-management techniques, tips, and strategies, and they look forward to sharing their experiences and knowledge with you. Drop in to a prescheduled workshop when offered, or fill out our online workshop request form (see above).

 

How to Support a Friend

Almost everyone knows someone who is having a hard time, but we don’t always know how to help. If you feel unprepared or worry about “saying the wrong thing,” this workshop is for you!  "How to Support a Friend" is a peer-led workshop designed to help you recognize common signs of depression and anxiety and teach you valuable skills, including when and how to refer a friend to CAPS.  So, take 90 minutes out of your day to learn what to say and do to be a better and more supportive friend!  Drop in to a prescheduled workshop when offered, or fill out our online workshop request form (see above).

 

Test Anxiety

Learn techniques for managing and preventing test anxiety! This is a peer-led workshop designed to help you learn skills and build awareness of factors contributing to test anxiety. Drop in to a prescheduled workshop when offered, or fill out our online workshop request form (see above).