Each of you is a valued member of the Bruin family, and we want to ensure you have information to help you maintain your health and well-being. We also want to acknowledge the challenges you face while continuing your work and studies during these turbulent times. We hope the following guidance and tips will be helpful to you.
Resources for Emotional, Social, & Physical Health
- The Graduate Student Association’s interactive Graduate Student Resources Flow Chart (PDF) helps students identify well-being resources based on their specifics needs and concerns. The Graduate Student Resource Center also has a variety of resources for graduate students.
- Mindfulness practices. Relieve stress with meditation. UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Center offers free guided meditations in English and Spanish.
- LiveWell UCLA podcast. Episode topics include maintaining your social well-being and supporting your emotional well-being.
- Emotional and Social wellbeing resources are also on the MindWell and EngageWell site that promote well-being, resilience and social connectedness
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), which is open during regular business hours, provides telehealth services aimed at fostering and preserving well-being for students. For students experiencing acute mental distress, CAPS also offers 24/7 crisis counseling through its hotline at 310-825-0768.
- The UCLA RISE Center (Resilience In your Student Experience) with resources such as guided meditations and a virtual library on mindfulness and well-being. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 310-825-9039.
- Virtual and in person fitness classes. Check out the UCLA Recreation website for virtual classes and ways to stay fit.
- As part of UCLA’s Depression Grand Challenge, students may participate in free internet-based therapy for depression and anxiety, which may be particularly helpful for students who a reluctant to meet directly with a therapist or who may have language barriers.
- Basic Needs (including Food Security): The CPO Food Closet is open from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday located at the Student Activities Center Level 1, East wing. Please stay tuned to the CPO Facebook page for the latest on their hours of operation and other food and shelter resources such as their grocery bundle program.
- Cooking and meal planning. Check out the UCLA Teaching Kitchen Website for more ideas and tips for preparing healthful and affordable meals and to learn more about EatWell.
- Check in with each other. These tips from UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers suggestions for ways faculty can support students.
- Student Health Education and Health Promotion (SHEP) recognizes the impact the pandemic has had on students’ lives and academic experiences. SHEP’s Bruin Connections provides a one-stop location for programs, services, and resources across campus that support Bruins’ holistic health and well-being. In addition, tools for navigating difficult conversations and building healthier relationships, as well as various peer-led virtual programs, promote students’ overall well-being, resilience and social connectedness. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow @uclahealthed.
- Employees are encouraged to contact UCLA’s Staff and Faculty Counseling Center, which offers online advice and telehealth counseling sessions for staff and faculty, as well as their families and significant others. The center is open during regular business hours and can be reached at 310-794-0245.
- Campus Human Resources’ Emotional Support Services page for faculty and staff includes a directory of support services to help with mental health issues during challenging times.
- To learn about other campus services, students should visit the Undergraduate Students Association Council’s resources page and the Student Affairs service page.
Semel HCI’s seven thematic workgroups, called pods, work to promote the “healthy choice as the easy choice”. One way they do so is by curating health and well-being resources in their area of work: built environment (BEWell), tobacco-free environment (BreatheWell), food and nutrition (EatWell), social well-being and relationships (EngageWell), mental health (MindWell), physical activity (MoveWell), and research (ResearchWell).
Click on one of the pods below to view resources in their area of work.