Health and Wellness

We want all our E&PS students to feel safe, strong and well. We understand that college is a challenging time. Fortunatly, UCSC offers many programs to help you balance life, health and school.

Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP) is where students can go to learn about health and wellness in a safe, non-judgemental environment. SHOP offers information, education, resources and support on issues such as Alcohol and other Drug Use, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Health, and College Life balance. All UCSC students are welcome and encouraged to drop in and speak with SHOP's trained staff.

Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) offers free and confidential services to UCSC students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual assult, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. They provide guidance and support for survivors, as well as significant others, friends, and those who may not identify as victems or survivors, but may be trying to sort out their feelings about an experience or relationship. They welcome all gender identities, religious affilations, cultural identities, abilities, and legal and immagration statuses.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) goal is to meet the mental health needs of UCSC students. CAPS services include groups, workshops, brief individual therapy, Let's Talk drop-in consultations, crisis intervention, referrals, couples counseling, educational outreach (e.g., through workshops, our newsletter, and social media), consultation for non-clients (e.g., staff, faculty, family members), and limited ADHD testing. 

WellTrack Self Help Tools is an onine resource that students can use to address stress, anxiety, and depression before these issues get to the point of needing therapy or other mental health services. WellTrack is available online at, and access for the UCSC community has been paid for by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). You may not need an access code if you are signing in with a email account; if you are asked for an access code, you can use CAPS' code, UCSCCAPS, to use this service for free.