Upcoming Outreach Events

Counseling and Psychological Services is pleased to announce our upcoming events for the Fall 2021 Semester.  Our virtual outreach events are designed to increase the understanding of mental health topics while providing a space to connect with others. Check back on this page frequently to stay up-to-date on our latest events! Last Update: August 13, 2021.

Virtual Mental Health Workshops

Visit our Virtual Mental Health Workshops page for the Fall 2021 Workshop Link. Below are examples of regular workshops during the Academic Year.

“Coping with Coming Back” on Tuesdays at 2pm: After more than a year in a virtual world, it is common to feel anxiety when going back to work and school. Join us every Tuesday to engage in discussion and learn skills to manage the stress and anxiety of re-entering academic life following a global pandemic.

“Relax and Unwind” Drop-In Space on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 1:30pm: As a busy student, it can feel difficult to find time for self-care and relaxation. Each week in this brief drop-in session, clinicians will walk you through a different mindfulness or grounding technique to reset your energy and resume your day. Topics include: meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, stretching, and much more!

Mason CARES: Suicide Prevention Training

Provided virtually by CAPS, Mason CARES is a 2-hour gatekeeping program designed to train faculty, staff, and students in how to respond to individuals who may be experiencing distress and suicidal thoughts and guide them in seeking appropriate assistance from Counseling and Psychological Services. Mason CARES talks about suicide to educate the Mason Community on how to:

  • recognize and respond to those in crisis
  • increase awareness and knowledge of available resources in regards to suicide prevention, mental health, and wellness
  • help change the perceptions most people have concerning mental health by circulating positive images of mental illness and promoting help-seeking behaviors

Fall 2021 Upcoming Training Sessions 

Faculty and Staff: 

Tuesday, September 21: 10am-12pm
Wednesday, October 27: 1pm-3 pm

Students: 

Tuesday, September 28: 10am-12pm
Wednesday, November 3: 1pm-3 pm

Register for CAPS' events on Mason360!