UCSB is committed to providing a quality learning environment. Faculty, teaching assistants, and staff will often be the first to encounter a student who is in distress. Encouraging and helping the student to seek assistance with the appropriate campus and community resources is important. 

Student Mental Health Coordination Services
 is a readily accessible single point of contact for individuals concerned about a student in distress. The coordinators will consult about a student, provide referrals to campus departments, develop actions plans, and follow up with students, staff, and faculty as appropriate.

Referrals to Student Mental Health Coordination Services can be submitted 24/7 using their Gaucho Support & Outreach Referral Form at www.sa.ucsb.edu/REFERaGAUCHO. SMHCS reviews referrals during normal business hours and a coordinator will then contact you to determine an action plan to address the concerns. Coordinators are also available at 805-893-3030 for consultation and appointments during business hours, Monday through Friday.

Social Work Services (805-893-3087) and/or Counseling & Psychological Services at (805-893-4411) are also available for consultation. UCSB provides after-hours phone counseling (805-893-4411) for anyone concerned about a distressed student during weekends, evenings, or holidays.

If you feel unsafe and/or a situation requires immediate attention, call Campus Police (911 or 805-893-3446). The campus police force provides UCSB with 24-hour emergency response services for medical, psychiatric, and safety concerns.

This website provides information that may help in recognizing and responding to students in distress and making appropriate referrals.

For comments, questions, or alternative format, please contact the Office of Student Life 805-893-4569.