Peer-Led Workshops

Please note that these workshops are not offered during the summer. Check back in fall quarter 2017 for updates.

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
  • Overcoming Test Anxiety
  • How to Support a Friend

To schedule a peer-led workshop for your student org, dorm, or special event, please complete this online form: WORKSHOP REQUEST FORM

Several times each quarter, peer-led workshops are also offered at CAPS for all registered UCSC students.  These free 40- to 60-minute workshops are drop-in only: No advanced registration or sign-in is required. FREE FOOD is provided!


Spring 2017 Peer-Led Drop-in Workshop Schedule

Location: CAPS Group Room, Student Health Center, East Wing, 2nd floor
Topic Date & Time
Stress Less Monday, 5/22, noon
Stress Less Thursday, 5/25, 2 pm
Overcoming Test Anxiety Friday, 5/26, 11 am
Stress Less Thursday, 6/1, 2 pm
Stress Less Friday, 6/2, 11 am

Workshop Descriptions

Stress Less

Want to learn new ways to manage stress and feel better?  CAPS’ peer-led Stress Less workshops are 60-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 pre-scheduled workshop, or fill out our online WORKSHOP REQUEST FORM.

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Anxiety and worry related to exam performance affect most college students. This 60-minute peer-led workshop on test anxiety is designed to give you an overview of how to recognize the signs; broaden your perspective; and learn valuable, practical tools to reduce anxiety and perform your best.  Drop in to a pre-scheduled workshoip, or fill out our online WORKSHOP REQUEST FORM.

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 40 minutes out of your day to learn what to say and do to be a better and more supportive friend!  Drop in to a pre-scheduled workshop, or fill out our online WORKSHOP REQUEST FORM.