Outreach is about increasing college students’ mental health awareness through education, prevention ideas, stigma reduction and resources for help. Through outreach, Counseling Center staff and interns are able to connect with the larger UWO community and ultimately strengthen our community of caring, well-being and safety.
Click the button below to request an outreach presentation, information or help with events.
Outreach Programs through the Counseling Center
See the Good
See the good is a social media campaign that offers tips on seeing the positive parts of life and your everyday experiences. We are primed to see the negative things that happen, so these prompts help us remind ourselves of the good things that we experience every day.
Seize the Awkward
Seize the Awkward is a social media campaign that reminds us to ask our friends when they do not seem to be doing well. This campaign reminds us to ask the difficult questions, even though it might be awkward or hard to do so.
Bkind2U is a social media campaign that gives us tips to practice compassion toward ourselves. It focuses on the three aspects of self-compassion: common humanity, self-kindness (instead of judgment), and mindfulness.
Mental Health PPE
Mental Health PPE is a social media campaign that gives us tools to practice positive habits, resiliency practices and reminders to stay connected with others during difficult times.
Pet Perk Me Up (Animal Assistance in Well-Being)
Animal-assistance therapy dogs come to visit our students in various residence halls across campus several times a semester to bring some joy and comfort to students who may be missing their pet from home or who simply enjoy animals. These visits are welcome treats to our students and provide a nice break from their studies!