What is the Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)?
The Student Wellness Advocacy Group is a peer education program that promotes mental health and wellness education on campus. Our mission is to raise awareness about mental health, and other related issues, and to create a culture of support on campus. We hope to provide valuable education and connect students to the resources, available both on and off campus, in order to promote success and wellness for our colleagues here at Palomar College and beyond.
Benefits of Peer Education
- Students are more likely to reach out for help from other students
- Peers provide a different level of empathy and understanding
- It can be more comfortable for students to talk with peers
- Peers can see more signs that someone may need support
- Students are more likely to utilize the resources available to them when they are recommended by a peer
- Peers can reach a larger audience
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Mental Health Workshops
Palomar’s SWAG provides an open and fun space throughout the semester where students can learn about their mental health as well as connect with peers to discover different strategies for self care. Check back in the fall for upcoming workshops.
Come learn about ways to take care of your mental and emotional health while also engaging in activities. Starting this fall, join us for upcoming Mindful Monday & Wellness Wednesday Skillshops.
Mindful Monday topics include:
- Understanding Depression & Suicide
- Healthy Relationships
- Mindful Self-Compassion
Wellness Wednesday topics include:
- Mindfulness Through Vision Boards
- Stress Management
For more information, please e-mail us at: SWAG@palomar.edu.