Our communities are hurting because of the re-opening of deep racial wounds on top of the many losses caused by COVID-19. This is causing profound psychological impact and trauma on the mental health of our communities. CAPS staff sees you, we support you, and we are here for you. Please reach out if you would like to get support for this or other issues by calling 407-823-2811.
Due to the need for social distancing, CAPS is not offering in person counseling currently. CAPS is now offering phone or online video-conferencing appointments. Please call CAPS at 407-823-2811 to schedule an appointment. CAPS services are free to currently enrolled students. If you are interested in engaging in Telemental Health initial assessments and ongoing therapy sessions, call CAPS number.
If you want to engage in video-conferencing, you will need to speak to a counselor to discuss options and process. For information go to Telemental Health Services
Given the high demand for services, we are also inviting you to utilize our community provider resources listed below:
**Should you need immediate assistance for a mental health emergency, please go to an emergency room, call 911 or use one of the following crisis resources.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAO has decided to make our Mindfulness Library free for everyone. Please feel free to share with family, friends, or anyone else who might benefit from enhancing their mindfulness practice. All exercises are available in both English and French: https://www.taoconnect.org/mindfulness-exercise/
CAPS values your well-being. If you are feeling sick, please seek medical attention at UCF SHS or urgent care. Your health is our priority. We know this is a stressful time. Any student or employee who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether they have been on any of UCF’s campuses, must call the COVID Line, 407-823-2509 to initiate the contact-tracing process, which helps to identify potential exposures and prevent additional spread. You must continue to take these steps, including completing the regular symptom screening using the COVID Self-Checker prior to arriving at any of UCF’s campuses. If you feel sick, even with only mild symptoms such as a headache, cough or low-grade fever, do not come to work or class. Stay away from others and monitor your symptoms, and contact your healthcare provider if they get worse.
We have added some helpful coping information and tools. Mental Health and Coping during Covid-19.