DISCOVER UCSC CAPS

Brought to you by the Peer Education Program

We are the UCSC community’s resource for counseling, wellness, and mental health concerns. Follow us here to learn more about upcoming events, health and wellness topics, our staff, and updates from the counseling center.
The CAPS blog is written and managed by the CAPS Peer Educator Program, with guest posts by staff and students. Our amazing Blog Coordinator for the 2019-20 year is Peer Educator Isabella Mena!

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RESOURCES

CAPS is located at the Student Health Center and is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM-5 PM. 

CAPS offers a wide variety of FREE services:

  • Consultation & Referral

  • Individual & Group counseling 

  • Drop-in peer-led workshops

  • Psychiatric services

  • Let's Talk- drop-in 15 min counseling session with a psychologist

  • Mindfulness Arts- weekly coloring event

  • Relaxation Station

  • Crisis Assessment & Intervention- if in CRISIS, walk in or call 831-459-2628

To learn more about what is offered check caps.ucsc.edu

 

What could have been…

By: Jorge Roque Whether you were going to be a graduating senior or a continuing student, it is clear that many of us have been left with...

Starting a Garden

By: Zoe Corella There are a many types of home gardening which include raised bed, in ground, and container gardening. My back yard came...

CAPS STUDENT HERO: ANNA HANSEN

Meet this weeks CAPS Student Hero, Anna Hansen! It’s Anna’s first year with our peer education program but she quickly became a valuable...

CAPS STUDENT HERO: KENNEDY PETERSON

Hey slugs! This week’s student hero is our peer educator, Kennedy! It is Kennedy’s first year working with our program, but she quickly...

Food For Thought

By: Alicia Alvarez When things get rough, whether it’s related to academics, personal life or current events, you’re brain needs energy...

EVERYDAY SELF-CARE

Self-care is something that is important year round here on a college campus. As the school year comes to a close, make sure you are...

ANXIETY ASSOCIATED WITH CAREER CHOICES

As the school year comes to a close, and graduation nears us, this can be a stressful time for those that are parting ways with UCSC to...

IT'S TIME TO FORGIVE OURSELVES

We live in a society that normalizes apologizing for just about everything. We apologize for being late, instead of thanking people for...

A RELATIONSHIP WITHOUT THE WORK OF ONE

As young adults there are so many societal pressures placed on us. Just one of those many is relationships and being in a relationship....

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-LOVE

Self-care is something that has gone viral in the media. People love the idea of taking time to relax and take care of themselves. But...

CAPS STUDENT HERO: ISABELLA MENA

Hey slugs! This week’s student hero is our peer educator, Bella! It is Bella’s first year working with our program, but she quickly...

WHEN HOME NO LONGER FEELS LIKE HOME

What do you consider home during your college career? As college students it can be hard to understand your identity and place when...

CAPS STUDENT HERO: JORGE ROQUE

Hey Slugs! As the holiday season approaches us it is always good to reflect on what we are all thankful for. Expressing gratitude has...

THE SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media has integrated itself into the every day lives of the current generation. Although these platforms have the best intentions,...

IN MOMENTS OF SORROW

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Life in college can be very demanding, making it difficult to balance academics, family,...

CAPS STUDENT HERO: JANELY CARDENAS

What makes someone a leader? Some may list traits like caring, brave, insightful or responsible. Janely Cardenas, one of our peer...

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Upcoming Events

  • Stress Less Workshop
    Fri, May 31
    UCSC Student Health Center
    May 31, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    UCSC Student Health Center, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Come relax and get helpful tips on how to relieve and manage stress, along with some useful resources!
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CONTACT

1156 High St
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County 95064
USA

(831) 459-2628

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