Hey there Sexy Golden Bears! This past Friday SHEP had the pleasure of tabling at the Public Health Day Event on Dwinelle Plaza where we promoted the SHEP resources available to students in addition to meeting many of our wonderful fellow Bears.
At the tabling event we were placed on the outskirts of Sproul Plaza where we could attract the eyes of those going to and from class in addition to those passing by Dwinelle. Crystal and I worked the set up shift, so we were able to choose that materials that were brought to the event. On the table, we had various handouts and flyers that advertise our program. Everything from our HIV Clinic to the Healthy Relationship workshops were touched on. A common problem that UC Berkeley has (in addition to all the UC Campuses) is the fact that most students are unaware to the services and resources that are provided to them for free. The main service we pushed through to anyone who visited our table was the Sexpert Education Clinic. The great thing about the Clinic is that it covers a wide variety of topics- practically anything related to sexula health that the Clinent wants to cover can be addressed at these 30-minute appointments. Birth control, barrier methods, signs of unhealthy relationships, and the basics of consent and communication can be personalized and covered in these appoints to better help our clients.
In addition to all our wonderful services that we talked about, we also were able to push SHEP recruitment! This for me was a big deal as this time last Spring I was filling out my very own SHEP application- something that lead me to find my on-campus community which helped me thrive at UC Berkeley.
I had a great time tabling this Public Health Day and hope to do it again next year! We reached out to a lot of people in the UC Berkeley community and every interaction we had was personable. Stay sexy Golden Bears and let’s finish this semester strong!