Groups and Workshops

Please click each link listed here or scroll down to find meeting information and descriptions for the following support groups and workshops. Groups will not meet on campus holidays. 



Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Group

  • Meets on Thursdays: 11 a.m.-noon
  • Multicultural Center: MCC 11

This is a shared space for Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander-identifying students led by mental health interns from De Anza's Mental Health and Wellness Center.

The group will teach various skills and is focused on creating a safe and welcoming shared space. Come meet and connect with others while receiving support in maintaining physical and mental well-being!



Student Athlete Group

  • Meets on Mondays: 1-1:45 p.m. 
  • PE41e (PE Complex)

This is a supportive space where athletes can meet with a MHWC therapist to discuss if therapy is right for them.  All student athletes are welcome. You can schedule an appointment by emailing Louise Ortiz at ortizlouise@deanza.edu, or drop in without an appointment. 

This space is not meant to provide therapy services, but introduce the process to athletes who may benefit from seeing a therapist on campus. 



LGBTQ+ Group

  • Meets on Tuesdays: 2-3 p.m.
  • Pride Center: Library 138

Come together to explore and discuss your identities in a safe and welcoming and confidential environment.

This group is for those who may be questioning their sexual or gender identity and would like support, and for those who may feel clear in their identity and would like support navigating a cix/heteronormative atmosphere. The group will have a flexible structure and free food will help you explore and gain insight on such topics as

  • Academic stress
  • Anxiety
  • Culture
  • Depression
  • Family concerns
  • Future goals
  • Gender identity
  • Life balance
  • Loneliness
  • Microagressions
  • Relationship stress
  • Sexuality

Community Peer Program

Community Peer Program Flyer ScreenshotAre you open to a peer relationship and focused on wellness and recovery? Join the Community Peer Program to gain support and independence! This program is designed for individuals living with a mental health condition in Santa Clara County who seek to enhance their mental wellness through peer mentorship.

This program is for you if you:

  • Live in Santa Clara County
  • Want to thrive outside a hospital environment
  • You wish to be intentional about your future choices
  • You want to learn to manage your symptoms
  • You want to develop good coping strategies
  • You wish to learn from others living with mental health conditions
  • You want to find hope

Please note that our mentors are also working on their own wellness, and this program is not intended as a daily conversation partner or caregiver respite service.

Complete the application and submit in one of the following ways to recieve a peer connector:

  1. Print and mail your completed application form to:
    • Community Peer Program
      NAMI Santa Clara County
      1150 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 24
      San Jose, CA 95128
  2. Email your completed application form to CPP@namisantaclara.org

Please include "De Anza College, Mental Health & Wellness Center" in your response to: "Where did you hear about the Community Peer Program? (El Camino Hospital, Momentum, Stanford, etc.)

For more information, contact: CPP@namisantaclara.org or visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness page.


Are You Looking for Crisis Counseling or Help Services?

For information about crisis counseling or to make an appointment with a therapist, please contact the Mental Health and Wellness Center at 408.864.8868.

You can also find information about crisis counseling and support resources outside of De Anza by visiting our Counseling resources list.


Keep In Touch!

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LGBTQ+ Students

Check out this list of scholarships and resources


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