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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. 

Resources for Students 

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.

Let's Talk Sessions - Spring 2020

  • Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. JSCBB, Room D322
  • Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. Engineering Center, Room ECCR 228
  • Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. Engineering Center, Room ECCR 228
  • Let’s Talk is also available in other locations, days, and times on campus as well. See the full schedule and more information.

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 and will offer services on East Campus (JSCBB, Room D322) and Main Campus (Engineering Center, ECCR 228).

To initiate care, the first step is to access walk-in services located in the main CAPS office in the Center for Community, Suite N352. Walk-in services are available to all students and are offered:

  • Monday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Walk-ins with Daniel specifically are available Fridays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Upon arrival for walk-in, you will be asked to complete some initial paperwork on the computer. Please note that all records are kept confidential and separate from your student record. Once these forms are complete, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and get connected to treatment. Counseling and Psychiatric Services is available 24/7 by phone at (303) 492-2277.

Upcoming Events for Students

Every Wednesday starting Feb. 12: Community Connection Hour at BOLD Center

11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays | The BOLD Center (ECCE 104)

This weekly, drop-in, informal meeting is designed to facilitate peer support around navigating topics such as: relationships, identity exploration, loneliness, dating tips, intersectionality, social anxiety, communication skills, boundary setting, and developing closeness, just to name a few. These meetings are designed to provide space for community feeling and connection. A CAPS psychologist facilitates this peer support meeting. Please note this is not a substitute for formal counseling, is not group psychotherapy, and does not constitute mental health treatment.

March 10: Tempted to Torch that Tough Test? Rising From the Ashes After A Difficult Exam

5-6 p.m. | DLC 1B70 (Discovery Learning Center)

Did the first test not go quite as planned? CEAS has got you covered! Come learn how you can be strategic about identifying patterns by using that first exam to think about how to study differently for the next. As part of this interactive workshop, we ask that you bring a returned exam (please note you will not be asked to share any information on it with others).

Wednesday, March 18: Design Your Plan for Spring Break

12:30-1:30 p.m. | DLC 1B70 (Discovery Learning Center) 

Got goals for spring break? Turn your goals into actionable items by coming to this interactive workshop where we will discuss planning goals when our schedule changes. We will also discuss things to consider to reduce procrastination and increase productivity when you are not in school.

Monday, April 20: Self-Care: Steps to Staying Well at the End Stretch

2:30-3:30 p.m. | DLC 1B70 (Discovery Learning Center) 

This workshop will cover tips and tools to help manage stress, improve sleep and stay healthy. The workshop will be interactive, and participants will leave with their own self-care plan.

 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. Walk-in hours are 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Located at the Administrative Research Center (ARC) on East Campus, A353 or by phone at (303) 492-3020.

    "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. 

    Meets weekly on Fridays, starting again in late January. Find locations and topics 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.