Mental health and wellness

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

School of Education CAPS Embedded Therapist

Schedule a screening with Yñigo Velayo, the CAPS Embedded Therapist for School of Education. This consultation time is confidential, cost-free, and an opportunity to discuss what’s on your mind. Available to students, faculty and staff.

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers confidential, on-campus mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more. To get connected to CAPS for more ongoing support schedule a screening appointment

Alternatively, you can come to CAPS for a same day, in-person screening appointment on a first come, first served basis between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

For same day crisis support, 24/7, call 303-492-2277.

  • Let’s Talk is a free service where CU Boulder students can check in for an informal, brief and confidential consultation with a counselor or psychiatrist. CAPS is offering Let’s Talk in person and virtually.
  • CAPS also provides virtual workshops to help students learn how to manage stress, combat anxiety, practice healthy habits and learn valuable life skills.
  • Process therapy groups allow CU students to explore a variety of topics, speak on their personal experiences and receive group support.

Colorado Crisis Service provides a 24-hour support line for anyone affected by mental health, substance abuse, and/or emotional challenges, including anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Call 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 

AcademicLiveCare (ALC) is a free telehealth platform that allows CU students, staff and faculty to schedule and attend mental health and medical appointments from home, the office or wherever.

Basic Needs Center: your campus care collective for food and housing insecurity. 

Health Promotion

Health Promotion provides outreach and education on a variety of health topics to help students make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Check out their programs.

Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)

OVA provides free and confidential* information, consultation, support, advocacy and short term counseling services to University of Colorado Boulder students, graduate students, faculty and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life disruptive event. OVA is not the office that investigates or adjudicates cases.