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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

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.

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MU Student Wellness Advocates (MUSWA)
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.

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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.

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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.

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