Outreach & Campus Engagement

SPS outreach and campus engagement is a multi-faceted and comprehensive way to reach Toro students. Through outreach events focused on prevention, education and stigma reduction, SPS staff are able to connect with the larger Toro community to increase students' mental wellness. 


Our purpose is to promote mental wellness by educating students about mental health topics and reducing the stigma associated with experiencing a mental health problem. The goal is to create a supportive environment on campus where students feel comfortable discussing mental health and asking for help when necessary. In order to reach this goal, we provide a combination of outreach engagements, including trainings, workshops, presentations, tabling outreach, & social campaigns.


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Below is the MHFA Schedule:

  • February 19, 2024 2023 from 9:30AM-4:30PM (virtual training)

To RSVP click here

Student Mental Health Advisory Committee

The Student Mental Health Advisory Committee (SMHAC) was founded in September 2021 as a response for students to inform, engage, and shape the vision for Student Psychological Services. Student voices are essential in creating mental health services that meet their needs by:

  • Creating dialogue between students and administration
  • Provide feedback on the services and programs offered
  • Identify the unmet needs of students
  • Address the barriers of seeking services
  • Provide guidance on health service fee and budget constraints
  • Promote campus mental health services and information

If you are interested in joining SMHAC or if you have questions about the committee please contact Josephine Lara via email jlara@csudh.edu for more information.

NAMI on Campus

NAMI on Campus Club is a student-led club that tackle mental health issues on college campuses by raising mental health awareness, educating the community, supporting students, promoting services, and advocating for more support. The club is open to all students, whether they live with a mental health condition, are a family member or friend, or have a general interest in mental health. NAMI on Campus club aim to address the mental health needs of all students so they have a positive, successful, and fun college experiences.

If you are interested in joining NAMI on Campus or if you have questions about the club please contact Josephine Lara via email jlara@csudh.edu for more information.

ToroWellness Program

The ToroWellness Program provides an opportunity for students who are passionate about mental health to educate and connect peers to mental health resources. 

ToroWellness Educators promote Student Psychological Services, increase mental health awareness, reduce stigma, and build peer social networking through role modeling and advocating. ToroWellness Educators are responsible for teaching their peers about mental health by facilitating presentations, discussions, small group workshops, and outreach activities under the guidance of the ToroWellness staff.

If you are interested in joining the ToroWellness Program or if you have questions about the program please contact Josephine Lara at 310.243.3818 via email jlara@csudh.edu for more information.


Student Psychological Services offers a range of presentations, workshops, and interviews. We are also available to table at an event you’re hosting. If you're interested in such services, fill out the form below. If you have any questions, contact SPS at 310.243.3818. 

  • Allow 2-3 weeks advance notice for requests when possible.
  • Email completed form to Josephine Lara at jlara@csudh.edu 

Outreach Request Form

Below is a list of presentation and workshop topics we offer. Customized or unlisted topics may also be requested. 

  • Student Psychological Services Overview
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety
  • Understanding and Managing Stress
  • Understanding and Managing Anxiety
  • Understanding and Managing Depression 
  • Self-Care
  • Maintaining Mental Health and Wellness
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • Identifying and Supporting Students in Distress

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