Trainings

Student safety is a top priority across the WSU system, and training opportunities help our communities become more proficient in recognizing and responding to students in crisis. Review upcoming days and times for our two mainstay crisis trainings below--Campus Connect and Mental Health First Aid.

Campus Connect

Campus Connect is an evidence-based 2-hour suicide prevention training program. Pre-registration is required and course seating is limited.

You can also access the free, full-length training online through the Global Campus website; all you need is your WSU ID number. The activities in this training were modified to suit the needs of a virtual audience. Campus Connect is an interactive training and most effective in-person. Suicide is a challenging and highly personal topic and reactions to talking about issues surrounding mental health and suicide can vary significantly.

You can get more information about Campus Connect from Syracuse University.

Cost

This training is offered free of charge for all WSU students, faculty, and staff on any campus or location.

What will you learn?
  • Statistics and facts about college student suicide.
  • How to ask if someone is feeling suicidal.
  • Appropriate referrals.
  • Active listening, communication, and relationship-building skills.

Register for Campus Connect

Fall 2022 Dates
  • Tuesday, August 30th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (In-Person) Deadline for registration: August 29th
  • Friday, September 16th, 2  – 4 p.m. (ZOOM), Deadline for registration: September 15th
  • Thursday, September 29th, 1 – 3 p.m. (In-Person), Deadline for registration: September 28th
  • Wednesday, October 12th, 9– 11 a.m. (ZOOM), Deadline for registration: October 11th
  • Monday, October 24th, 1 – 3 p.m (In-Person), Deadline for registration: October 21st
  • Tuesday, November 8th, 3  – 5 p.m. (ZOOM), Deadline for registration: November 7th
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2  – 4 p.m. (ZOOM), Deadline for registration: November 29th
  • Wednesday, December 7th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (In-Person), Deadline for registration: December 6th

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid consists of a 2-hour pre-work session followed by a 6-hour training that teaches skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. This training is available to all WSU students, faculty, and staff on any campus or location. Pre-registration is required and course seating is limited.

If you have a group of at least 15 interested in taking the course or have any questions, email health.promotion@wsu.edu.

Cost
  • WSU Pullman, Global and Vancouver students – FREE (supported by student activity fees)
  • WSU students from any other campus location (Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Yakima) – $50
  • WSU faculty/staff from any campus location- $50

If your department is paying for the training, you can submit an IRI through the registration form, or email health.promotion@wsu.edu. Seats will not be held until an IRI is received.

If you are paying yourself, select cash or check on the registration form and email health.promotion@wsu.edu to arrange a time to pay for class prior to the course date.

What will you learn?

You will learn about symptoms, crisis response, and active listening skills to support many disorders like:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse

Register for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Fall 2022 Dates (All sessions delivered via Zoom)
  • Thursday, September 15th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Deadline for registration: September 1st
  • Wednesday, October 5th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Deadline for registration: September 21st
  • Tuesday, October 25th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Deadline for registration: October 11th
  • Monday, November 14th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Deadline for registration: October 31st
  • Tuesday, December 6th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Deadline for registration: November 22nd

Workshops

Health Promotion offers a variety of workshops to support student health, happiness, safety, and success. Our health education staff and student peer educators can facilitate workshops for all types of campus groups like residence halls, Greek organizations, student groups, or classes.

Note: Due to COVID-19, we are offering workshops online via Zoom. The expectation for all Health Promotion trainings and workshops is that participants will not engage in substance use during a presentation.

Count on Cougs

Are you looking to complete the mandatory Count on Cougs program? Visit Mandatory Programs.

Count on Cougs is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders, like you, to become active members in reducing gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault). 

Enroll in the Count on Cougs Text Program

Text @COUNT to 844-486-0046

You will receive weekly text messages with reminders about campus resources, opportunities to practice bystander intervention, and information to further your knowledge about gender-based violence.

To cancel the messages, you can reply with STOP. To get more information, you can reply with HELP. Content within the text messaging program adheres to the WSU Privacy Policy.

Register

Check back for dates and locations.

Request a Workshop

Workshops must be requested at least two weeks in advance with a minimum of 10 participants. Workshops are generally 60 minutes in length with interactive activities and discussion. Facilitators are available starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending no later than 8:00 p.m.

Complete a workshop request to bring a specific mental or emotional health topic of interest to your group, class, or event.

Submit a Workshop Request

Available Workshops

  • Life Skills
    • Mindfulness
    • Self-care
    • Sleep More, Sleep Better
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
  • Mental Health
    • Behind Happy Faces (Peer Health Educators)
    • Campus Connect
    • Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
    • Mental Health First Aid
  • Sexual Health
    • Sexuality (Peer Health Educators) 
    • STI Workshop (Peer Health Educators)
  • Substance Use
    • Party Expectations
    • Real Risks
    • Sleep, Alcohol Use, and Academic Impacts
  • Violence Prevention
    • Count on Cougs
    • Healthy Relationships (Peer Health Educators)
    • Supporting Survivors
    • Understanding Sexual Assault

Featured Workshops

Healthy Relationships

Learn about the signs of healthy versus unhealthy relationships and what you can do to get the most our of your college relationships.

Supporting Survivors

In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn how to support a survivor of sexual violence. The facilitator will walk you through the 5 steps of how to respond to someone who discloses and share helpful phrases you can use to believe and validate their experience. You will leave more knowledgeable about local and university resources and feel confident having practiced these difficult conversations.

Understanding Sexual Assault

Learn about the root causes of sexual violence and how our society’s culture plays a part.