Peer Health Educators are current student employees at UW-Seattle who facilitate peer-to-peer dialogue and learning on a variety of health and wellness topics aimed at promoting life-long behaviors that support health, self-growth, and meaningful connection. PHEs receive in-depth training and work closely with LiveWell staff as they grow their competencies and skills in health promotion and prevention work. These workshops can be requested for your community or group, and are also offered as drop-in events throughout the quarters.

The workshops that Peer Health Educators facilitate are interactive, engaging, and meant to promote learning and dialogue amongst students in a peer-empowered setting.

If you are an INDIVIDUAL – look at scheduling a Peer Wellness Coaching appointment where one of our peer wellness coaches can talk you through the skills and knowledge of any of these workshops on a 1-1 setting!

If you are a part of a GROUP – request a workshop on this page further down.

All workshops are being offered via zoom OR in-person:

  • Workshop Requests must be made at least two (2) weeks before the requested presentation date.
  • As the requesting party, you are responsible for booking the location on campus and ensuring there is audio/visual equipment present.
  • Once your request has been submitted via Calendly, you will receive a confirmation email from Calendly. You will then get Microsoft Outlook Calendar updates via e-mail when the time of your request workshop is closer, which will have the emails and names of the specific PHE presenters (under the invitee portion). If you have questions, email us at lwpeer@uw.edu
  • Our Peer Health Educators do not facilitate workshops during finals weeks or campus breaks, so if you are attempting to meet a requirement please plan accordingly.


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Workshop topics

  • 1st Year Huskies (Also called Healthy Huskies)
    • This workshop discusses the importance of developing habits for health and stress management as a life-long journey and the foundation of adulthood. We use interactive activities and discuss topics like personal well-being, physical health, sleep and mental health, while also teaching skills that students can use to improve their well-being and deal more effectively with challenges.
  • Husky Mental Health: 
    • Explore the common emotional-mental experiences college students report, learn about the stress continuum, and reflect on ways to track and manage your own stress. Dialogue on the intersections and influencers of mental and emotional health, as well as what research says helps foster good mental health.
  • Coping with Clouds : 
    • Changes in the seasons, especially to darker and colder times of the year, can have impacts on our physical, mental, and emotional health. Learn about the science behind those changes and the skills to thrive more successfully during seasonal challenges.
  • Sleepy Husky: 
    • Learn the science behind sleep, how to develop an effective sleep hygiene routine, and the correlations between sleep, mental & physical health, and academic performance. Explore common myths and misperceptions about sleep and learn what can help improve your sleep to be a rested husky!
  • Husky Physical Health: 
    • Learn about the connections between physical health, mental health, and academic well-being. This workshop focuses on the scientific information and educational skills to improve your relationship and patterns with physical activity, movement, and nutrition.
  • Alcohol Education:
    • Learn about accurate drinking statistics amongst college students and how alcohol works in the body and brain. Learn skills for minimizing unintented and negative consequences with drinking and learn how to recognize alcohol overdose as well as how to respond.
  • Cannabis Education:
    • Learn statistics about cannabis use amongst college students & the science of how THC and CBD work in the body. Explore strategies to minimize unwanted and negative effects from cannabis products, and the changes in cannabis products over the years.
  • Heart Husky:
    • What helps foster a healthy relationship? In this workshop, we talk about skills and practices that nurture trust, intimacy, and connection in romantic relationships- and how those skills apply to various forms of relationships in our life. We use interactive scenarios and discuss how finding “healthy” is a process of collaboration, awareness, and communication.
  • Relationship & Sexual Violence Education:
    • This workshop teaches the context and breadth of sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking in our society, and covers common impacts of these forms of interpersonal violence on individuals. The second half of the workshop covers ways to support a survivor from a peer perspective and the importance of confidential advocacy (and how to access it on campus!).
  • Helpful Huskies:
    • Explore the motivations and reasons we often feel compelled to help, and why we sometimes choose not to help. Learn the social psychology behind why and when we choose to intervene or not in risky situations, including various dynamics we know happen for bystanders. Engage in peer dialogue and practice intervention skills to refine your ability to respond in risky situations and be a helpful husky!