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Outreach, training & consultation

What is Outreach?

Outreach is probably a word you hear a lot. In different contexts, it can mean different things.

In general, outreach is a philosophy based on a community health model of care that advocates for mental health and well-being resources to be accessible to as many members of the community as possible. Here at Well-Being at Stanford and at CAPS, outreach is an integral part of our mission, which is why we’ve partnered to offer these services to you. 

We embrace that students come from diverse backgrounds and have unique concerns. We are strongly dedicated to social justice and supporting the needs of all students, especially those from underrepresented and marginalized communities who may not utilize traditional counseling or other clinical services. We offer a variety of services with the goal of creating and maintaining a healthy, empowered, student population and campus climate.

Our Services

CAPS Connects

  • Did you know that not all CAPS counseling sessions happen in a clinic? CAPS Connects offers resource and consultation sessions for students on-site at community centers and schools around campus. To see where CAPS Connects is offered, check VadenPatient or join the listserv for your community.

Training

  • Request a customized workshop or presentation! We work with you--students, or faculty and staff who are supporting students--to tailor programs to your needs, covering a wide variety of topics, including helping a student/friend who is struggling, intuitive eating, dealing with grief and loss, avoiding burnout, self-compassion, campus mental health and well-being resources, and more.
  • Request a workshop or training by completing this Request Form.

WARM training

The new Well-being and Resources Matrix (WARM) is an in-person training module designed to respond to the unique needs of specific professional and student staff groups. WARM trainings are specialized sessions that offer deeper exploration of the topics included in the Red Folder and help staff learn to confidently respond to students in need of support. For more information or to request WARM training for your staff group, contact YourWellBeing@stanford.edu.

Consultation

Community Well-Being

Are you part of a community, such as a school, residence, lab, or identity-based group, who could use some support in fostering a healthier culture? Perhaps your community has suffered significant losses, or is impacted by recent national or international events, or is struggling with Stanford work culture or burnout. Often creating a culture of well-being involves more than a single workshop. If you are ready to make sustainable change, we can help.  

  • Request Community Well-Being Support using this form.

Mental Health & Well-Being Liaisons

Often it’s easier to reach out when you can connect with a familiar face. Our mental health & well-being liaisons serve as the go-to people for specific residences, community centers and schools. To request a liaison for your community, use this form.