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In 2019, the college convened a CEAS Student Health & Wellness Task Force made up of faculty and staff across the college. This Task Force has put forward a series of recommendations, including the adoption of a CEAS community wellness values statement, as a clear communication of our community values and a framework to include additional initiatives over time.

Due to campus precautions around COVID-19, many wellness and academic success programs have been suspended or have transitioned to online sessions. Our college remains committed to helping students who need support. 


Resources for Students 

Let's Talk

Let's Talk is available virtually this summer:

  • Mondays: 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 11 a.m. to noon

Get Started with Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is a free service where CU Boulder students can stop by for an informal and confidential consultation with a counselor. No appointment is necessary. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis at various Let's Talk locations across campus. 

Let’s Talk counselors can help provide insight, solutions and information about additional resources. Students commonly visit with concerns about stress, sadness, worry, relationships, academic performance, family problems and financial struggles. 

Please note: This service is not a substitute for formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who ...

  • Aren’t sure about counseling or wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor;
  • Aren’t interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor;
  • Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through; or,
  • Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like ideas about what to do.

Individual Counseling

Interested in getting connected to Counseling and Psychiatric Services located at the College of Engineering and Applied Science or the main CAPS location? Dr. Daniel Raedel, the college’s embedded therapist, is available to discuss options for mental health services.

Dr. Raedel and all CAPS staff have transitioned to remote meetings with current students until further notice. To access remote services 24/7, please call 303-492-2277. Please visit the CAPS webpage for the most up-to-date information.

COVID-19-Related Support

 See more workshops and other resources for engineering student success.

 See programs focused on health and wellness in other areas on campus.


    Resources for Everyone

    Engineering Center Quiet Room

    ECOT 359 is a designated space in the Engineering Center for quiet reflection and meditation – a place for people of all beliefs, cultures and backgrounds to gather.

    Office of Victim Assistance

    OVA provides free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy and short-term counseling services to students, graduate students, faculty and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life disruptive event, including but not limited to crime, discrimination, assault, sexual assault, partner abuse, harassment, stalking and other types of traumatic experiences. Located at the Center for Community, N450 or 24/7 by phone at (303) 492-8855.

    SilverCloud Health

    Take charge and manage your emotional health and well-being online at your own pace with SilverCloud Health. This free app offers immediate access to online programs for stress, anxiety and depression. Each module offers information, tips and interactive activities to better understand your one's emotional well-being.

    Request a Presentation

    Any faculty or staff member, student organization, or other entity that would like to host a Health & Wellness presentation or event on any number of wellness-related topics can complete the Outreach Request Form.


    Resources for Faculty and Staff

    Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

    Free and confidential counseling for faculty and staff. Located at the Administrative Research Center (ARC) on East Campus, A353 or by phone at (303) 492-3020.

    Walk-in hours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 precautions. FSAP now offers Telehealth videoconferencing, which is an encrypted platform that is completely confidential. Visit the FSAP website for the most up-to-date information.

    "Living Well Today" Seminars

    Join the Herbst Program for Engineering, Ethics and Society for weekly conversations about texts of both contemporary and perennial relevance as we aid one another in understanding our students and equipping ourselves with the concepts and vocabulary to guide them. It has become increasingly clear that the unique challenges our students face are likewise challenges for us, their teachers, advisors and mentors. By considering these challenges collectively, we will be better equipped to help them - and maybe even to live healthier lives ourselves. 

    Summer Schedule: Meets weekly on Fridays, Noon-1 p.m., via Zoom. Find topics and information on how to join here.

    Supporting Students 

    • Faculty and staff should consult resources on supporting students in distress by going to the Red Folder on their campus issued computer or the Red Folder website.
    • Faculty and staff can contact Dr. Daniel Raedel, the college’s embedded therapist, if you would like to discuss topics related to health and wellness for students, such as supporting students in a class after trauma has occurred. Learn more about Dr. Raedel or contact Dr. Raedel by email.