Our Outreach Mission
In support of the overall mission of CAPS, the Outreach component of our services strives to facilitate the holistic development of students including their academic, emotional, psychological, and interpersonal development. Furthermore, we seek to influence and enhance the overall campus climate with our campus partners to promote optimal wellness and health. This area is committed to providing prevention, awareness, education, and stigma reduction of mental health treatment through the extension of CAPS beyond the traditional “therapy walls” to the campus as a whole. Guided and driven by a commitment to social justice, and with a multicultural and developmental focus on overall student well-being, our outreach services include psycho-educational programming, training, panel discussions, liaison relationship building with other campus department and units, and providing emotional support and a supportive presence at campus events.
Students, faculty, and staff who are interested in CAPS outreach programming are encouraged to review the following options that will meet many requests:
Information on CAPS Services
Programs on Resilience, Anxiety/Stress Management, Mood Management
A 60-minute presentation video will be available online in late September that instructors will be able to show in their classes.
Drop-in student workshops are available. In these workshops students gather specific skills and information related to mental health that they can integrate to effectively manage mood and anxiety, as well as promote resilience. All workshops are Wellness Passport Events and proof of attendance will also be provided for other classes.
Fall 2017 Workshop Offerings Include:
Resilience Toolbox for Anxiety (Mondays 1:00pm-1:50pm)
This workshop aims to help you improve your ability to navigate anxiety by enhancing resilience. Ways to foster cognitive and emotional strength will be discussed including utilization of mindfulness, challenging unhelpful thinking patterns, and identifying personal core values. The goal is to assist you in enhancing your ability to move through obstacles and disappointments in your life that create anxious distress and live life more fully.
You’ve Got This! (Tuesdays 1:00pm-1:50pm Location: CAPS)
Do you experience overwhelming thoughts or emotions? Do you have difficulty expressing your emotions to others? This workshop series includes four rotating weekly topics on mindfulness, managing thoughts and feelings, and interpersonal effectiveness. A variety of skills and strategies will be covered for reducing distress, effectively managing emotions, and improving communication with others.
If you have a request that you believe is not able to be met by the above options you are encouraged to submit a request at the form found at https://caps.uncc.edu/outreach-and-educational-programs/request-outreach-program. Due to the high demand on our services, we cannot guarantee availability for weekend or evening requests and ask for a minimum of three weeks for all outreach requests to be considered. Please contact the outreach coordinator by email at Outreach@uncc.edu if you have questions or need additional information.
Play Day 2017