UCLA has variety of well-being resources — from psychological counseling and stress management techniques to mindfulness and yoga — aimed at helping students, faculty and staff cope with COVID-19 and related challenges.

This page covers the following:

For the campus community

For students

For faculty and staff

  • 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 and 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 assist with mental health and well-being issues during challenging times.
  • UCLA Recreation’s FitWell offers several fitness and well-being programs for faculty and staff. Bruin MindFit is a free four-week course that instructs participants in effective stress management techniques, including meditation, breathing, basic yoga, relaxation, walking and everyday mindfulness. Through FitZones, employees can enjoy drop-in fitness classes offered several times a day through Facebook Live and Instagram Live.

For UCLA Health employees and medical students

  • UCLA’s COVID-19 Mental Health Workgroup has developed resources and services to provide emotional support to UCLA Health staff and faculty working on the front lines who have been impacted by COVID-19. Members of the group’s emotional support response team are available for support check-ins and counseling by phone or text at 310-903-8854.
  • The Behavioral Wellness Center serves medical students, residents and fellows at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA who are seeking confidential short-term counseling, psychiatric consultation, medication management and other wellness resources and services. Request an appointment here or contact the center at 310-825-9605 or bwc@mednet.ucla.edu.
  • UCLA Health’s Stress Questionnaire and Anonymous Dialogue Program is an online support resource for UCLA health care workers (including residents and fellows) and medical students who are dealing with COVID-19–related stress and anxiety. Once an individual fills out the short, anonymous questionnaire, a trained mental health counselor will respond to offer support and connect users with personalized resources, depending on their needs.

Recommended COVID-19 resources

For journalists

UCLA faculty members are available for interviews with news media on a wide range of topics related to COVID-19, including public health and epidemiology, virology and vaccines, mental health, education, law, politics and the economy.

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