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Peer Education

Peer Health Educators/Advocates at the University of Missouri will provide updated and interactive health presentations to their peers, in order for students to make informed health decisions and improve health literacy.

Peer Education Click here for the Health and Well-being Peer Education OrgSync portal!

Active Minds
Active Minds is a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy organization on Mizzou’s campus. The group is designed to utilize peer outreach and increase student’s awareness of mental health issues and symptoms of mental illness, provide info about available resources, and encourage students to seek help for themselves or a friend as soon as needed. Their goal is to remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness and create and open environment for discussion of mental health issues. Request a presentation here.

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MU Student Wellness Advocates (MUSWA) and Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA)
MUSWA is a group of Peer Educators who facilitate different wellness presentations to Greek organizations, residence halls, and classrooms throughout campus. Presentations range from alcohol and drug issues, stress management, fitness and nutrition, self-esteem, tobacco, and more. Every year, the MU Student Wellness Advocates (MUSWA) present over 150 educational programs to more than 5000 students. Peer Educators meet weekly to complete training in regards to the different wellness presentation topics. Request a presentation here.

GAMMA is a peer education group composed of students from the University of Missouri’s fraternities and sororities. Through peer facilitations, wellness events and other educational programming, GAMMA challenges all fraternity and sorority members to #GreekResponsibly and take an active approach in maintaining a healthy, safe, and educated Greek community. Request a presentation here.

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Sexual Health Advocate Peer Education (SHAPE)
SHAPE is a peer education program consisting of extensively-trained peer educators who lead sexual health programming and advocacy events using a variety of fun, interactive methods in a safe, nonjudgmental format. Request a presentation here.

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Breathing and Relaxation Experiential Activities to Help Everyone (BREATHE)
BREATHE’s purpose is to provide Mizzou students with an opportunity to learn and experience mind/body practices for stress management and relaxation. BREATHE stands for Breathing and Relaxation Experiential Activities to Help Everyone. Request a presentation here.

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