Social Services


Social Services provides individual counseling, group counseling, and consultation.

Community-Based Support Groups and Meetings

Community-Based Support Groups and Meetings

For a list of groups, including 12-step, that meet on or near campus please select a link to get current information on times and locations.

Download the Support Group Meetings Handout or see the information below.

Self Care Resources

Below are some self care resources for anyone regardless of where they are on their self care journey.

Support for Students & Staff Regarding Berkeley Employee Arrest

September 21, 2018

You may have heard or read news about a UC Berkeley employee named Roy Waller who was arrested and charged with a series of rapes that occurred more than a decade ago in several Northern California communities. He is currently in custody in Sacramento. He is an employee in the UC Berkeley Environment, Health and Safety department and is on investigative leave.

Needless to say, this news is shocking. None of the crimes he is alleged to have committed took place on or near campus, but this is nonetheless deeply unsettling.

We are aware that this will have a significant impact on campus, within University Health Services, and on members of our community, and particularly for those already living with trauma.

Our priority is to make sure that students, faculty, and staff have the support they need.

A reminder that PATH to Care serves students and employees. This confidential and 24/7 resource is specifically for issues related to sexual violence and harassment. Survivors, victims, and those impacted by such forms of violence and harm can reach out to PATH to Care Center for support, (510) 643-2005. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to all students for emotional support and can provide confidential individual counseling and consultation. (510) 642-9494.

Social Services (SOS) Counseling is available for students presenting with sexual assault/rape, relationship or other violence concerns. (510) 642-6074.

Faculty and staff may access confidential individual counseling, group support, and management consultation through Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance, (510) 643-7754.

This information on common reactions and strategies for coping with traumatic events and news is also available. 


When you are managing and balancing a busy life of work, family, fun, and other responsibilities, who has time to think about what you are going to eat three to six times a day? However, the fact is a good diet filled with nutrient-rich foods is beneficial, not just for your health, but also for your well-being.

Eating Disorders

About eating disorders

There are many influences on an individual's self image. Genetics, personality, cultures and family impact our perception of ourselves and our bodies. We are living, however, in a society that places a value on body weight. As a result, millions of Americans, both women and men, are taking drastic measures to be thin. In doing so, they often sacrifice their health, and in some cases, their lives.

Free Workshop for Better Body Image

August 24, 2016

Dates: Friday, September 9th and Friday, September 16th

Time: 1:10-3pm

Location: UHS Tang Center (2222 Bancroft Way), Room 3220

Snacks will be served.

This two-part workshop will help you resist cultural pressures to conform to ideal standards of beauty. Material presented is from The Body Project, a research based program which has been implementedon over 100 high school and college campuses in North America. Attendees qualify to be peer leaders. Spread the love! All female- identified students welcome.