Tools for Staff & Faculty


The following tools provide guidance on how to recognize and refer students in distress.

See Say Do Guide:

  • The guide covers example indicators of a student in distress, how to decide who you should contact if you have a concern and includes a contact list for key campus departments who can assist you.

Promoting Student Mental Health: A guide for UC faculty and staff

  • This guide was developed jointly by all 10 UC campuses and Office of the President
  • The guide is available online or you may request a printed copies by emailing your school/division Mental Health Liaison to request a copy.
  • The guide covers campus specific resources as well as:
    • Recognizing Students in Distress
    • Indicators of Distress
    • Knowing When and How to Take Action
    • Cultural Diversity: Barriers to seeking care and special considerations
    • Responding to a Distressed Student
    • Unique Considerations for Professional and Graduate students
    • What can you do as a faculty or staff member to reduce student stress?

List Serve

  • SHCS maintains a listserv which is used to distribute information to staff and faculty relevant to student mental health needs.
  • SHCS will send approximately 4-8 message per year which contain information such as:
    • List of outreach programs each term to which you can refer students
    • Updated resource information (ex: SeeSayDo guide updates)
    • Notice of change in SHCS services
  • Sign up instructions:
    • To subscribe follow these directions exactly:
      • Send a one-line email message from the email address you want to use to receive information.
      • In the "To" field, enter: [email protected]
      • Leave the "Subject" field blank! Do not enter any text here.
      • In the body of the message, enter: subscribe shcsfacstaff yourfirstname yourlastname
        • (Substitute in your own first and last names.)