Staff and faculty can help support students by providing referrals, education, training and information about resources available through Health and Wellness Services.
It’s okay to be unsure if a student needs help. The severity of a student’s distress may be unclear, or you may be concerned about a student and don’t know how to move forward. Even if a student does not need immediate assistance, they still may be experiencing academic or personal issues and could use support.
Student Support & Case Management (SSCM) is available to provide individualized support to CU Boulder students. SSCM case managers connect students with campus partners, community resources and support systems, while also building a trusting relationship and coaching them toward self-advocacy.
Here are three ways you can refer a student to SSCM:
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides workshops to support students and help them develop skills around stress management, anxiety and more. Staff and faculty can help refer students to workshops depending on their needs.
Health and Wellness Services provides a variety of programs that run throughout the fall and spring semesters. These programs cover a range of wellness topics and consist of outreach, educational and events. Staff and faculty can help refer students to interactive programs depending on their needs.
Training and professional development
CU Boulder staff and faculty can request presentations, attend training sessions and learn how they can best support student mental health, academic success and retention.
Free presentations and outreach are available for staff and faculty to schedule for themselves and for student audiences. These presentations cover a variety of college health topics, including stress management, mental health, suicide prevention, trauma, relationships and more.
The SSR professional development series provides faculty and staff with concrete skills to better support students. Participants can attend any individual session or attend all sessions to receive a non-degree certificate.
Mental Health First Aid provides free hands-on training so you can support someone experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use issues. Learn about risk factors, warning signs, self-help resources and what to do if someone you know is in crisis.