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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
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Crisis Text Line
Text “Home” to 741741

Call National Suicide Prevention Line at
1-800-273-8255

Call UCI Campus Police at
(949) 824-5223

Call 911
Go to your nearest Emergency Room

Become a COACH

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Eligibility

The C.O.A.C.H, Peer Program offers a select number of undergraduate students the opportunity to become a peer life coach and to provide peer to peer support services to the UC Irvine community.

Applications for the 2022-2023 year are available by following this link. Please submit application through the provided link. Applications due by Thursday April 21st, 2022 NO LATER than 5pm PST.

Training

Coaches are trained in:

  • Attentive Listening Skills
  • Coaching Skills
  • Leadership
  • Multicultural Awareness and Cultural Humility
  • Social Justice and Advocacy
  • College Mental Health 
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Consultation and Referral Skills
  • Personal Growth and Radical Self-Preservation/Healing

Job Benefits

ACADEMIC CREDIT

Social Ecology majors can count one of their Winter or Spring quarters as part of their core. May also use the C.O.A.C.H. Peer Program as your 198 Field Study—see your Social Ecology academic counselor for further information.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

While involved in this program you will provide direct service to UCI students in the form of one-to-one peer coaching. You will learn about your strengths, areas of growth, and ultimate potential as a future counselor or other helping profession role. You will be supervised by a licensed psychologist from the Counseling Center. The C.O.A.C.H. Peer Program can be a helpful addition to your resume, as graduate schools tend to value practice experience.

OPPORTUNITY TO HELP OTHERS

With your new and/or increased skills you will be able to assist others in achieving their goals, managing their stress as college students, and enhancing their self-esteem and zest for life.

TRAINING FROM PROFESSIONAL THERAPISTS

Coaches are trained by experienced and recognized professionals within their field of expertise.

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.