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Crisis Care

For Life Threatening Emergencies or for Crisis Care needs 24/7:

Call (949) 824-6457 and select Option # 2. You will be transferred to a crisis support line

Crisis Text Line
Text “Home” to 741741

Call National Suicide Prevention Line at

Call UCI Campus Police at
(949) 824-5223

Call 911
Go to your nearest Emergency Room


Home 9 Peer Programs 9 COACH

About the Program

COACH stands for Creating Options and Conquering Hurdles. It’s a motivational program that allows you to accomplish your goals and create the personal life that you desire.

The COACH Program is a motivational program that assists students in accomplishing their academic, social, and personal goals. It is sponsored by the Counseling Center and the Division of Undergraduate Education. Its primary goal is to provide students who are stressed, unmotivated or worried about their grades or life in general with a personal coach. The role of the Life Coach is to assist students in their endeavor for ultimate success.

The Coaching process involves 3-steps:

1. Helping a student assess their needs.
2. Formulating an individual plan with specific steps, tasks and timelines.
3. Monitoring the student’s progress until s/he has reached his/her goal.

The methods of coaching are one-to-one in-person, email, phone, and/or video platform. A student may want to request a Coach when they seek to improve:

  • Academic Performance & Confidence
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Connections/Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social-Confidence
  • Self-Care Habits

Become a COACH

Request a COACH

Meet the COACHes

How to Improve Relationship with Food

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that occurs Feb. 21st- Feb. 27th here are 7 tips that will help you improve your relationship with food:

1. Be aware that there are NO “good” foods and “bad” foods. All foods provide nutrition and sustenance to the body and our bodies need protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and even sugar and fat to survive. All foods are good if you eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients that you need in moderation….

Weather the Changes in Weather

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

Taking Care of your Emotional Health in an Emergency

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after an emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic and continued concerns around anti-Black and anti-Asian violence and discrimination. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your loved ones. Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.