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K-State Today

January 26, 2021

WellCAT Ambassadors offer well-being resources for students

Submitted by Megan Katt

WellCAT Ambassadors offer health and well-being presentations and one-on-one coaching sessions for students.

WellCAT Ambassadors is a departmental student organization under the leadership of Lafene Health Center. Members are certified peer educators dedicated to the advocacy of overall health and well-being at Kansas State University. The WellCAT Ambassadors provide evidence-based education, host events, collaborate with other campus and community partners, and serve as role models to encourage fellow K-State students to make well-informed decisions regarding their health and well-being. They are trained in a variety of health and social issues pertinent to the college population including sexual health, drug and alcohol use, eating disorders prevention, food safety, nutrition, physical activity, relationships, sleep, mental health and more.

Presentations on health and well-being topics are available for any organized student group, faculty and staff member, and for any community organization upon request. To view a list of presentations and their descriptions, and to request a presentation, visit the website.

WellCAT Coach is a one-on-one peer well-being education program at Lafene Health Center, designed to offer students individualized well-being support, focusing on skill building and on- and off-campus resource referrals. Coaches are K-State students — WellCAT Ambassadors — and sessions are private. Students may consider making an appointment with a WellCAT Coach for questions or concerns about a variety of topics. View a PDF information sheet of topics

Coaching is available at no cost for any Lafene Health Center-eligible student. Appointments can be made through the myLafene+ patient portal or by calling 785-532-6544. Campus faculty/staff are encouraged to refer students for coaching services.