Black Health

Health Resources for Black Students

As health professionals, we understand that oppressive and harmful systems have a direct impact on health and well-being. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing racial injustice and violence, we can experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, grief, helplessness and/or guilt.  As a service, UHS Mental Health is committed to providing affirming and racial trauma-informed care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma.

We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like support with coping and healing. Counselors are available for phone and video counseling appointments. UHS employs mental health professionals trained to support individuals from a wide array of identities, including traditionally marginalized, historically oppressed, or disenfranchised groups.

  • Call UHS Counseling and Psychological Services at (510) 642-9494 to talk to a counselor

  • When UHS is closed, call the after-hours counseling line (855) 817-5667

  • Visit the mental health webpage for more information about services

Counseling Groups

Please call (510) 642-9494 to join.  If you are interested in joining after the listed start date, please give us a call as there may still be openings or new groups starting.

For a full list, go to the group counseling page.

  • Black Womxn’s Sister Circle
  • BIPOC Queer Womxn's Support Circle
  • BIMOC Black Indigenous Men of Color Healing Circle
  • Heart Wisdom: BIPOC Meditation and Healing Community
  • Q-BIPOC Harm Reduction

Virtual "Let’s Talk" Drop-In Consultations

Want an informal consultation with a Black counselor from CAPS? Sign-up for a time and the counselor can meet with you by Zoom video or by phone.

You can also see the full list of Virtual Let's Talk Drop-In Consultations with Counselors.

Health Coaching with Black-Identified Staff

Get support from a Health Coach on identifying your needs, priorities, and how to support your health and wellness. They are open for virtual appointments!

Healing Resources - For Black & African-American Students

Resources - For Black & African-American Students

Mental Health Fund

Understanding Racial/Cultural Trauma: