WFU PEERS host a variety of outreach, prevention, awareness, and educational programs for the Wake Forest campus community. P.E.E.R.S. students work collaboratively to develop, implement, and evaluate their programs. Take a look at a few of their top initiatives they have developed below.
Wake the Beautiful
This annual initiative is held during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week to promote body positivity throughout the campus community. Guest speakers, scale smashing, and interactive programs are all apart of this week-long event.
Signs of Stress
Each year the Office of Wellbeing promotes the Signs of Stress (SOS) Campaign. The P.E.E.R.S. create innovative ways to educate about the signs of stress, as well as providing methods to manage stress for the campus community. Pulse Pause was a collaborative initiative with Campus Recreation Outdoor Pursuits to provide relaxation techniques that can aid in academic performance by getting outside.
National Alcohol Screening Day
Through outreach, education, and screenings, the P.E.E.R.S. work with the Office of Wellbeing to raise awareness about high risk drinking behaviors. Through this initiative, more than 400 people were screened!
Pumpkin SMASH: Stop the STIGMA
The Student Mental Health Ambassadors collaborated with the Kappa Alpha Fraternity to promote a fun opportunity to stop the stigma around mental health. A guest lecture by the Director of the Counseling Center raised awareness about mental health issues in men, as well as college students. This event provided an opportunity for the campus community to come together to talk about the importance of mental health. More than 100 students came out to SMASH the stigma!