Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources Available to UCCS Community

Employees now have access to new mental health counseling options at no cost

UCCS faculty and staff can schedule mental health counseling sessions at no cost through the UCCS HealthCircle Primary Care Clinic at the Lane Center. These visits are offered on campus or virtually. Employees will have access to a licensed professional counselor or a licensed clinical social work through funding by the CU system on a first-come, first served basis. Call to schedule a visit at (719) 255-8001.

 

 

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP)

The Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP) provide in-person and video counseling, coaching, consultation, and organizational services. Request and appointment here. You can also call them at 303-866-4314. They are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to provide live response to phone calls, messages, and webform submissions. 

For assistance after 5pm, on the weekends, or on state holidays, call 303-866-4314 or 800-821-8154. After-hours mental health professionals are available to answer your call. 

For 24/7 Urgent Mental Health Response, contact Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-8255 or visit http://coloradocrisisservices.org/

For CSEAP office locations and directions, visit their Office Locations and Directions page.

You can find more information by visiting: https://cseap.colorado.gov/contact-us
 

 

 

Traumatic Loss and Grief Support Group

Offered through the National Institute for Human Resilience and the Veterans Health and Truman Clinic, this group is for UCCS employees every second Wednesday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m. Register by calling (719) 255-8003. For more information, email ldecker@uccs.edu.

 

 

Resilient Families Academy

As community disasters and trauma continue to impact our families, it can be helpful for parents and caregivers to learn ways to build family resilience after experiencing stressful life events. The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience now offers a five-week skills group to organizations working with parents and caregivers.

Topics include:

 

  • Resiliency and characteristics of resilient families
  • Trauma and its impact on families, parenting, and teens
  • Emotions and ways to manage emotions
  • Parenting skills
  • Boundaries and privacy in families
  • Characteristics of healthy families
  • Family traditions

 
For pricing and additional information on Resilient Family Academy, contact nweis@uccs.edu

 

 

GRIT (Greater Resilience Information Toolkit)

GRIT is a free online training open to anyone who wants to build their resilience and offer support to their friends and family. GRIT has been established to train volunteers in the community to promote wellness and resilience among fellow community members – friends, family, and acquaintances – in the wake of the stress caused by community disasters and stress. In times of disaster, strengthening coping, spreading support, and providing resources can have a positive impact on healing and resilience for everyone. Learn more and sign up for free at grit.uccs.edu.

 

 

Trainings and Workshops from the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience

The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience provides trainings and workshops to the community to assist organizations in becoming trauma-informed and resilience-informed. As stress and trauma impact many professions and organizations, employees can benefit from gaining a basic understanding of the effects of stress, as well as how to build and foster resilience in themselves and within their organization. These trainings are ideal for any organization exposed to stress or trauma, including emergency-response and law enforcement organizations, healthcare providers, mental health centers, victim advocacy organizations, schools, and more. Ensuring that a workforce is trauma-informed and resilience-informed can reduce burnout, primary and secondary traumatic stress, and negative health outcomes related to stress within the workplace. In-turn, this can reduce employee turnover and build trust and support within the organization.

For pricing and additional information, contact nweis@uccs.edu

 

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Last updated August, 2022