Outreach and Educational Programs

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.

Outreach requests

Students, faculty, and staff who are interested in CAPS outreach programming are encouraged to review the following options that will meet many requests:

Programs on Resilience, Anxiety/Stress Management, Mood Management

A five module video series on cultivating and enhancing resilience is available online for instructors to utilize in their classroom.  This video series will provide psychoeducation to students on resilience, as well as engage them in in-class activities designed to assist them in creating a personal resilience plan.  The entire video series, with in-class activities is expected to take 45-50 minutes.  The modules include:

      1) What is resilience?

      2)  Types of life stressors & challenges

      3)  Impact of stressors

      4)  Strategies for cultivating resilience, part I

      5)  Strategies for cultivating resilience, part II

The video modules can be accessed here.

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 drop-in workshops are Wellness Passport Events and proof of attendance will also be provided for other classes. 

The following drop-in workshops are offered in Fall 2020:

Building Better Relationships
Tuesdays 1:00-1:50pm, September 22 - December 15

No sign up required. Please use below info to access each week.

Join by phone: 415-655-0002 (access code: 120 831 2138)

Are you looking to develop fulfilling relationships with others in your life? Are you struggling to communicate effectively or stay true to yourself while in a relationship, or coping with the end of a relationship? Are you navigating conflicts with romantic partners, friends, family, and/or coworkers? This workshop series includes three rotating weekly topics, including relationship values, healthy communication, and boundaries, designed to teach you skills to build and maintain healthy, meaningful, and effective relationships.

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.



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Outreach and Educational Programs

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This video introduces the programs and services offered by Counseling and Psychological Services at UNC Charlotte, and provides information on how to access these services.