Counseling Services Outreach
We are committed to supporting student mental health while also responding to the current global pandemic and prioritizing health and safety for students and employees. To this end, Counseling Services is currently offering services in person and remotely by phone and HIPAA-compliant Zoom. When attending an in-person appointment, you are required to show a valid green campus pass and wear a facial covering during the entirety of the appointment. If you feel ill, or do not have a valid campus pass, please stay home and call 805-756-2511 to meet virtually instead.
Counseling Services Outreach promotes positive mental health on campus and advocates for student wellbeing. We are committed to increasing the accessibility of mental health support, particularly for historically marginalized students and communities on campus. Specifically, we aim to create more avenues for students to receive mental health support, not only in our therapy rooms, but throughout the campus at large. Cultivating spaces where students feel they belong, are celebrated for all the identities they hold, and can learn about ways to support other Mustangs are key goals for our outreach team.
To accomplish these goals, we will:
- Support students as they work toward their academic and personal goals
- Build substantive partnerships with campus departments and student groups
- Share knowledge and resources related to mental health
- Provide tailored trainings for faculty, staff, and student groups in collaboration with other members of the CH&W team
- Show up for students in ways that are relevant and meaningful, especially in the wake of crises or tragedy
To request an outreach presentation, training, or other mental health related event, please select the link below and fill out the Outreach Request form. Also check out our Presentation Database [coming soon!] for ready-made content for your group.
It's best to plan at least 2-3 weeks ahead of your event date so we can hold provider schedules and work with you to tailor the request. Requests received within 2 weeks of an event date may not be feasible to accommodate.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Dr. Sarah Colwell (she/they), Outreach Coordinator.