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.