Mental Health Workshops & Events

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Events led by UHS mental health counselors to support students through a variety of topics.

Upcoming Events

Do I Even Belong Here?: Understanding and Overcoming "Imposter Syndrome" (Two-Part Series) 

Facilitated by Bill Berkhout, PsyD and Stella Ko, PhD

Description: Do you feel like an imposter? Do you worry it’s only a matter of time before others find out? You’re not alone and we can help! This two-session workshop is designed to provide insight and understanding into “imposter syndrome,” as well as develop skills to manage and push back against these experiences. Each session will provide information and space to discuss individual, peer/community, and systemic considerations related to “imposter syndrome.” This workshop is open to all currently registered students (undergraduate/graduate/all fields of study). Students do not need to meet with a UHS counselor before registering for the workshop.  

In-Person Workshop:

  • Part 1: Thursday, April 13, 2023 from  4:15 - 5:15 pm; 3220 UHS Tang Center
  • Part 2: Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 4:15 - 5:15 pm; 3220 UHS Tang Center 

How to Sign-Up:

  • Visit

  • Select "Counseling Groups" to access the list of groups/workshops

  • Select "SESSION 2: 4/13 & 4/20" for IN PERSON workshop. Note: 4/20 session has been moved a week to 4/27.

For additional opportunities to engage in mental health topics, check out upcoming Group Counseling Sessions, the Let's Talk Schedule, and the virtual Career Counseling services.

To view all upcoming events at UHS, please visit the UHS Calendar webpage. Get the latest update from UHS by signing up for the Be Well Buzz Monthly newsletter.

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Past Events

We Out Here: Collective Healing and Grounding Space for Community Organizers / Activists

  • Fridays, 2:30-4PM PST
  • Dates: June 4 & 11
  • Zoom ID: ttrbrownma
  • No referral or pre-screening necessary for participation.
  • Facilitated by Facilitators: Treajané Brown MA

This space serves as an offering to Cal community members invested and involved in actions that contribute to our sense of freedom, justice, and liberation.  Here, accountability, self- and community-care can be positioned as essential to the sustainability of our beings, our labor, and the longevity of our movements. Collectively, we can foster a safe, confidential space for exploring and practicing healing methods compatible with our resistance strategies, as well as our visions of healthier and freer futures for our communities. We hope this space affirms the need for organizers / activists to release, refresh, and replenish in order to keep pressing forward.

No referral or pre-screening is necessary for participation. The values of this space are explicitly intersectional and anti-oppressive. Queer folks, Trans folks, Disabled folks, and BIW+FOC to the front! 

Black History Month Wellness Series

Rest, Resilience, and Rooting in the Earth

Join the African American Mental Health Team as we center the power of rest as resistance and experience our sacred healing relationship with nature and mother earth as a Black community. Through meditation practice, reflection, and community sharing we will deepen our connection to the elements and cultivate a sense of home in our mind, body, and spirit.

Honoring Our Past, Embodying Our Present, and Envisioning Our Futures

Join the African American Mental Health Team for an opportunity to honor the stories and resilience of our Black histories, center in the wisdom of the present moment, and dream together about our futures as a Black community. Through meditation practice, reflection, and community sharing we will rest in the power of our shared legacies and cultivate restoration as we journey on toward collective liberation.

Community Support Spaces

Community Check-In and Dialogue for BIPOC students 

  • Tuesday, May 11, 4:15pm-5:45pm
  • Zoom ID: 484-643-4750
  • Intended for: Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) student communities

As we are holding a lot of grief and stress due to recent events including murders of unarmed Black and Brown people, police brutality, anti-Asian hate crimes, and many other injustices, we want to offer a space to process, grieve, and be in community. Join us for a space of open dialogue and fellowship. 

Facilitators: This community space will be facilitated by Darius Taylor, ASW, Lisa Quach, ASW, and Andrea Godinez, ASW.

Latinx Virtual Community Check-In

  • Thursday, May 13, 3-4:30pm
  • Zoom ID: 687-315-2875
  • Intended for: Latinx students  

With all that has been going on this semester (police violence, undocumented, migrant concerns, societal racism, and systemic oppression), we wanted to offer a supportive community space for the Latinx community for mental health and wellness. 

Facilitators: This community space will be facilitated by Latinx staff members Denise Goitia M.A. and Raquel Castellanos Miller, LCSW.

Virtual SSWANA Wellness Series

South Asian, Southwest Asian, and North African (SSWANA)

Join the SSWANA initiative, in collaboration with CAPS, as we engage in critical dialogue and discussion surrounding Anti-Blackness/ Colorism. 

Past Schedule & Topics

  • Anti-Blackness/ Colorism - February 19, 2021
  • Graduate Student Community Building - March 5, 2021
  • Imposter Syndrome - April 2, 2021
  • Family Roles & Obligations - May 7, 2021

Other Workshops

Intended For All Students

  • Wellness in Action - April 9, May 1, May 7
  • Mindfulness at Home - April 17, April 24
  • Expanding Your Skill Set to Cope with Stress Related to COVID-19 Pandemic - April 14
  • Support Connecting got an Off-Campus Mental Health Provider - Every Tuesday from May 5 - July 28.

Intended For Black and African-American Students

  • Healing Racial Trauma: Self-Care and Wellness for the Mind, Body, and Spirit - June 19, June 26, June 30
  • Community Mental Health Check-In - June 4

Intended For Black and Indigenous Students, and Persons/Students of Color (BIPOC)

Three Session Wellness Workshop Series

  • Cultivating an Inner Refuge and Mindfulness at Home - April 24
  • Cultivating Self-Compassion, and Friendliness Toward the Self - May 1
  • Cultivating Resilience and Nurturing our Spirit - May 8
  • Radical Healing: What’s Love Got To Do With It? - July 17

Intended For Asian and Pacific Islander Students

(South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, Pacific Islanders, Mixed/multiethnic Asians)

  • Finding Connection with Mind-Body Exercises - April 30
  • Community Check-In: Supporting One Another in the Time of Pandemic, Xenophobia, and Remote Learning - April 28, May 5, May 12
  • Self- Compassion, Fatigue, and Grief Workshop - May 20, June 17, June 24, July 22
  • CAPS Collective Healing and Liberation Space for AAPI Students

    • Wednesday, October 21 & 28, 1:15-2:30pm PST
    • Tuesday, November 3, 10, and 17, 4:30-6pm PST

Intended for Latinx Students

Estamos Unidxs: Latinx Self and Community Care for Optimal Wellbeing and Performance

  • Friday, September 11, 11:15am-12:15pm
  • Friday September 25, 11:15am-12:15pm

Collective Healing and Liberation Circle for Latinx Students: Estamos Unidxs

  • Friday October 23 & 30, November 6 & 20, December 4, 11, & 18

Intended For Muslim Students

Two-Part Wellness Workshop - April 30, May 7

Intended For Educational Opportunities Program Students

  • Five-Part Workshop Series -

    • April 17, Café Connect - Healthy Coping Skills for Managing Common Stress Responses to COVID-19

    • April 24, Coping with Anxiety and Difficult Emotions During COVID-19

    • April 30, Maintaing Social Connections and Relationships During COVID-19

    • May 8, Grief and How to Cultivate Resilience During COVID-19

    • May 15, Café Connect - Check-In & The Strength We've Built

  • The Hidden Cost of Anxiety on Academic Access - August 3, September 23, Wednesday Oct 21

Intended for Community Organizers & Activists

Collective Healing and Grounding Space for Community Organizers / Activists: We Out Here

  •  2:30-4pm PST: Friday, October 16 & 23, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18

Connecting to Mental Health Support and Navigating CAPS Services: Support for First Gen/Students of Color

  • Friday, September 18, 1:15-2:15pm

Support Connecting to an Off-Campus Mental Health Provider

  • Tuesdays, Sept 1 - Sept 29 and Nov 3 - Dec 8, 4:15-5pm

Intended for the School of Social Welfare: Vicarious Trauma and Burnout: Virtual Community Space

  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:15pm PST

  • Facilitated by Tiffany Lin, LCSW

Intended For Muslim Students: Ramadan Reflections: Muslim Wellness Workshop

  • Monday, April 12, 3:30-5pm

  • Facilitated by Erin O'Connor, LCSW and Lisa Quach, MSW

  • Zoom link & meeting ID: 999-6229-6146

A healing space intended for Muslim-identified students to build community and share the joys and challenges of Ramadan.

Global Connection: Virtual Support Space for International Students

  • No referral or pre-screening necessary for participation.

This space is intended for international students at UC Berkeley who currently reside outside of California as an opportunity to connect with each other for well-being. The aim is to co-create a mutually supportive space that will enable students to be seen, heard, affirmed, celebrated, and supported through these challenging times. In an effort to stay rooted in our fullest selves, each session will begin with a 20 min guided meditation practice for centering and grounding. This space will also include support to cope with xenophobia, anti-immigration policies, and family, financial, and other COVID-19 related racism and stressors through connecting with collective witnessing, wisdom sharing, radical self-care practice, and community healing. 

Potential Topics: 

  • Challenges in adjustment to remote learning as an international student
  • Stress management and strategies 
  • Imposter syndrome 
  • Cultivating a sense of belonging in the era of COVID-19 pandemic

No sign up needed. All international students are welcome to join.