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 2021-2022 blog is written by CAPS Peer Educator, Lauren Feder.

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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

 

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...

STAYING MOTIVATED

Midterm season can be really rough here at Santa Cruz. Whether it’s having multiple in a week or what feels like having one per week...

CAPS STUDENT HERO: MARIA HERNANDEZ

A kind presence in a community can go a long way. That is exactly what our peer educator, Maria, brings to our group. It is only Maria’s...

BOUNDARIES AND WAYS TO ESTABLISH THEM

The CAPS Peer Education Program is currently putting together a new workshop on healthy relationships that we hope to add to our current...

CAPS STUDENT HERO: REED ASSELBAYE

Hey slugs! Here at CAPS we know it can be hard to keep your composure in the midst of midterms. Someone who seems to always be composed...

CAPS STUDENT HERO: XINRU 'TINA' WANG

Hey slugs! Meet this week’s CAPS student hero, Tina! This is Tina’s second year working with the PEP. Tina worked with us two year ago...

CAPS STUDENT HERO: NURIA VILLANUEVA

Hey Slugs! This week’s CAPS Student Hero is Nuria Villanueva! It is Nuria’s first year with the peer education program, but she has been...

MERCHANDISING MENTAL HEALTH

Fighting stigma against mental illness is a large part of the work of mental health advocates. But is there a right and wrong way to...

YOU BELONG HERE

When most people think about going off to college they think of the things they see in the movies, like freedom and partying with...

ACKNOWLEDGING SOCIETAL STRESS

Societal stress is something that plagues us all and can be hard to escape from at times. What's even worse is that the impact of...

UPCOMING EVENT: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

The candlelight vigil is an annual event held on campus and sponsored by CAPS. The event is beautiful, in terms of both appearance and...

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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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