Outreach & Consultation
The Counseling Center is committed to reaching out to the university community. During the COVID-19 pandemic many wellness programs will take place virtually. Review our Health and Wellness Newsletter for wellness programming.
Weekly Virtual Programming for Stress Management:
- Monday Meditation meditate with us on BeWellPanthers Instagram Live Mondays at 10 a.m.
- Journal Time GSU Live Journal with us on BeWellPanthers Instagram Live Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
- Take Care Tuesday watch a video on our BeWellPanthers YouTube Channel to help you use art and creativity to manage stress.
- Thankful Thursday read a BeWellPanthers Instagram post which helps you include more gratitude into your daily life.
- Mindful Walk each Thursday at 10 a.m. take a mindful walk with our graduate assistant to get out in nature and connect. BeWellPanthers Instagram live.
- Sunday Pounce on Joy provides an inspiring message on BeWellPanthers Instagram for the week ahead.
Wellness programs and consultation services are a vital part of how the Counseling Center interacts with the university at large and promotes student development outside the physical space of the Counseling Center. Often this takes the form of presentations and workshops to classes and student groups, and, at other times, this involves participation on collaborative programming within the Division of Student Success. The wellness programs focus on meeting the developmental needs of students and on promoting their academic, personal, social and psychological growth. Wellness programs include topics ranging from specific psychological and interpersonal topics to general information about the Counseling Center range of services. Below is a list of common outreach topics:
Working with Students: Disruptive or in Distress
- Engaging Disruptive Students or Students in Distress
- Crisis Trauma Relief
Mental Health Awareness
- Suicide Prevention
- Managing Emotions (Depression, Anxiety, Anger)
- Mental Health 101
- Sexual Assault Awareness
- Counseling Center Services Overview
- Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic
- Sleep & Insomnia
- Imposter Phenomenon or Tame Your Inner Critic
- Your Mind Can Stress You Out
- Rest & Relaxation
- Increase Focus & Concentration
- Performance Anxiety & Procrastination
- General Stress Management
- Meditation for Stress Relief
- Balancing School and Life Obligation
- Adjusting to Virtual Learning
- Conflict Resolution
- Healthy Relationships
- Substance Use Risk Reduction
- Learning Styles & Study Skills
- Goal Setting & Time Management
- Healthy Relationships with Food
This is not an exhaustive list and other topics may be requested; however, please be aware that the Counseling Center staff may not be able to accommodate all wellness program requests at all times. The ability to respond to requests may be impacted by factors such as the current demand for services and availability of staff to present on a given topic. University faculty, staff, academic departments and student groups or organizations are all eligible to request outreach programs. When requesting a workshop or presentation, please make your request at least two weeks prior to the earliest requested event date. Please complete the request for wellness presentation form. If Counseling Center staff cannot meet a request, staff will attempt to help find other resources to meet your needs. Follow us on #BeWellPanthers and #HealthyStateGSU.
Videos for Classroom Use:
Professors, instead of cancelling your class request a video. We have videos on topics such as: Test Anxiety, Stress management, and Health and Wellness Services. Request a video link at bewellprogramming.gsu.edu.
In addition to workshops and presentations, the Counseling Center staff are often called upon to consult with faculty or other university professionals about the psychological and academic well-being of students. Whether responding to concerns about individual students in a psychological crisis, speaking to a group of students after the loss or assault of one of their peers or simply being available following a more public crisis or trauma, the Counseling Center staff are available to assist the campus community. Call 404-413-1640 for assistance.