Resources for Students

**Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 2020-2021 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.

We are here to provide UC Irvine students with a broad range of mental health services. They include individual, relationship, group counseling, and psychotherapy for registered undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. We also provide urgent care, crisis response, consultation, and outreach programs for the university community. To access resources click on the heading for each resource. 

Referral and Resource Support 
If you’re looking for support in linking to off-campus therapy referrals, please visit our Referral and Resource Support page. 
UCI Be Well 
A tool for searching UCI wellness programs and initiatives for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. From workshops and programs to counseling and basic needs support, UCI Be Well combines a vast array of available campus resources
Crisis Support App
Check out the UC Irvine Just in Case app for great tips on how to help yourself during times of distress, how to help a friend who is in distress, and get connected to resources on campus and in the community. 
Online Mental Health Screenings
Free, anonymous screenings for depression, anxiety problems, eating disorders, and alcohol problems. This screening tool can help you decide if meeting with a therapist might be helpful. 
ULifeline
An anonymous online resource for college mental health where you can find excellent self-assessment tools and fact sheets on mental health.
Half of Us
Sponsored by ULifeline, Half of Us has videos and blogs from celebrities about mental health issues.
Each Mind Matters
Each Mind Matters is California’s Mental Health Movement. We are a community of individuals and organizations dedicated to a shared vision of mental wellness and equality.
Keeping the Balance: A Resource Guide for Well-Being in Graduate and Professional School
Written especially for UC Irvine graduate and professional school students, this booklet contains information and resources that can be helpful in balancing the demands and challenges of graduate school.
Call 2-1-1
Community resources hotline: Offers access to services for basic human needs, physical and mental health, employment support, support for elderly and disabled people, support for children, youth and families, and more. Click on the appropriate link depending on location. 

Resources for Faculty & Staff

As a faculty or staff member of the UC Irvine campus community, you have numerous opportunities to interact with students. At times you will have contact with students whose problems or behaviors may cause you concern, discomfort, or may interfere with your work or the education of other students. The Counseling Center is here to help you in these situations. The information provided on this page is to help you identify student concerns, how to respond, and how to utilize campus resources to address these issues. 

Assisting Students in Distress

How to recognize some of the symptoms of student distress, identify specific options for interventions, and make referrals to campus resources. The UCI Counseling Center is available to assist you with these situations and to consult with you on how to intervene with a student.

Consultation Team
The purpose of the Consultation Team is to bring the collective wisdom, professional perspectives, campus management and agency responsibilities to bear on a crisis that, because of its reach, complexity, or potential for risk, demands the involvement of multiple campus departments.
Where to Call for Assistance
Contact information for campus mental health resources
Frequently Asked Questions
More information about confidentiality and how to deal with violent/disruptive students and substance abuse.
Request Outreach Services
Request workshops, training, presentations, or consultation on a variety of mental health and wellness topics
Faculty and Staff Counseling and Referrals
The Counseling Center is not able to provide clinical services to faculty and staff on a regular basis, but here are some resources for staff seeking counseling.

Resources for Parents & Family

When your student begins their university career at UC Irvine it can be a stressful experience for you. You need to know that we can partner with you in helping your student succeed. It’s important that you not neglect your own feelings when helping your student prepare for this transition. This will help everyone in your family adjust to the many challenges that are ahead. Here are some resources that may help you along the way:

UCI Be Well

A tool for searching UCI wellness programs and initiatives for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. From workshops and programs to counseling and basic needs support, UCI Be Well combines a vast array of available campus resources.

UCI Parents
A valuable resource for parents which provides important phone numbers, websites and academic calendars. Also included are resources to financial aid, housing, student programs, health and safety.
College Parents of America 
College Parents of America is the nation's only membership organization comprised of current and future college parents. Founded in 1997, their mission is to assist families in the successful preparation, transition, adjustment and completion through college.
Leaving Home
The transition to college can include various experiences for both you and your student. This page includes information about this new season of life.
The Undergraduate Years
What can you expect a student to encounter during these challenging college years?
How Family Can Help a Student in Distress
You are in an important position to help your student who is in crisis and distress. You may be the first to notice changes or hear about early signs of distress. This page contains information about the possible warning signs that your student is in distress and how to approach helping them.
Parent/Family Frequently Asked Questions
More information about specific issues you might encounter with your student