Peer Support

Peer Support

  • GRIT Peer Coaching: UCLA students receive individualized support from trained peer coaches to manage stress, fostering positive social connections, set goals, and navigate campus resources.
  • Peer Assistance & Wellness Support (PAWS): UCLA undergraduates and graduate students who offer confidential one-on-one sessions for students.
    • Request a peer counselor or become a peer counselor
  • ASK Peer Counselors answer questions about academic and general education requirements, deadlines, petitions, degree audit report clarification and interpretation, and more.



  • Peer Health Educators implement quarterly health education/promotion programs and initiatives that address specific public health needs within the campus community:
    • Apply now and email with any questions.
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institution: If you’re 50 or over and interested in the sheer joy of learning, UCLA Extension invites you to join a vibrant community of like-minded adults at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCLA (OLLI).
    • OLLI provides a unique opportunity for retired and semi-retired individuals to participate in an extensive program of classes, lectures, discussion groups, special events, and social gatherings. You can find us in your neighborhood with locations in Westwood Village, Sherman Oaks, and Hollywood.
  • Check out the Student Wellness Commission (SWC) Programs and read the latest on Total Wellness, SWC’s beautiful magazine devoted to health and wellness.

Student Groups for Wellness

  • Student Wellness Commission: addressing student health needs at UCLA since 1964.
  • Total Wellness Magazine:  Student Wellness Commission magazine.
  • UCLA Cultural Affairs Commission: focused on “edutainment” (education + entertainment) to ignite dialogue regarding current events, facilitate an exhibition of creativity, and promote cultural opportunities on campus.
  • Innergy at UCLA: check out the Innergy student group for opportunities to develop mindfulness and creativity.
  • Students for Integrative Medicine: provides ways to incorporate integrative medical practices into your daily life and helpful resources that make healthy living sustainable and flexible enough to fit into students’ busy schedules.
  • Active Minds: Not everyone has a mental illness, but everyone has mental health. Active Minds at UCLA is one chapter of a national organization that promotes mental health awareness on campus.
  • Yoga for Flexible Futures teaches nutrition, mindfulness, and yoga to elementary and middle school students in under-served schools in the Los Angeles Unified school district.
  • Green Ribbon Club is committed to ending the social stigma surrounding mental illness in order to encourage communities to utilize local public health resources, with the ultimate goal of mitigating the rising number of suicides in the United States.