Resources

  • SleepWell

    • The UCLA Sleep Well Campaign aims to:
      • Connect and integrate various Mind-Well partners to form new and highlight existing sleep and resiliency-building activities that are both replicable and sustainable
      • Deliver broad and targeted promotion of sleep and stress-reduction education to enhance positive sleep hygiene, quantity and quality of sleep; and
      • Ultimately promote wellness of mind, brain and spirit, foster creativity, and enhance social connectedness of UCLA students, faculty, and staff.
  • MindWell Pod Library Research Guide

    • Click here to take a look at a research guide put together by UCLA Librarian Julie Kwan to find out more about some of the recommendations, data/research, and organizations associated with the MindWell pod!
  • Face the Issue

    • Millions of people are afraid to speak up about their struggle with mental health. Learn how to start a meaningful conversation at FacetheIssue.com.
    • This site serves as resource for those with a friend or loved one who is suffering alone. Starting a conversation is the first step in supporting those with mental illness and helping to guide them toward recovery. Face the Issue first launched in 2003 as an online resource for mental health sufferers. With animated shorts narrated by celebrities like Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry and a forum for anonymous group support, the site was a huge success both in building a community and raising awareness around mental health issues.
  • Gratitude Revealed Challenge

    An informal gratitude challenge inspired by UCLA alumnus, filmmaker and TED speaker Louie Schwartzberg’s Gratitude Revealed Project and the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. Beautiful imagery, short films, and daily challenges to inspire gratitude in your day. 

  • Psychological and Subjective Wellbeing

    • UCLA offers a variety of services to support the emotional and psychological well being of students, faculty, and staff. Function at your prime and feel your best.
    • The Anonymous Mental Health Screening Program is a free, anonymous screening and takes only a few minutes to complete. The screening can help you decide whether professional consultation would be useful.
    • Worried your friends might be in distress? Learn how to Identify Distressed Students and how to refer them to get help.
    • Staff & Faculty:  The UC Mental Health Handbook provides in-depth information on about mental health and examines the role faculty and staff members can play in providing a supportive academic environment.  See specific UCLA resources to refer students to here.  Worried one of your students might be in crisis? See the Faculty & Staff 911 Guide and more through the UCLA Consultation & Response Team.
  • Contemplative Practices, Meditation, and More

  • UCLA Campus Resources Map

    • See a full list of all UCLA resources related to mental health & wellbeing here!
  • Brain Development and Management

  • Managing your Money

    • Does the thought of being financially independent put you in a panic? When it comes to stress management, money issues are on most Top 10 lists. Check out these financial resources that can help you keep your cents and sense in order. Take a crash course in managing your finances, make your own personal budget plan, and much more.
    • Khan Academy Better Money Habits: Build your financial literacy and learn simple answers to key financial topics through a collection of videos and tools that make understanding money and finances a little easier.
    • Financial Aid Office Counseling: Get help understanding your financial aid status with a one-on-one session with a financial aid counselor.
  • Psychological Support Apps

    • AnxietyCoach (Self-help app addresses fears and worries using CBT strategies)
    • Breathe2Relax (Teaches breathing techniques to manage stress, can be applied to anxiety disorders)
    • Headspace (Applied to both anxiety and depression, teaches skills including mindfulness, and cognitive diffusion, breathing exercises, meditation practice, tips for increased relaxation, concentration)
    • Moodkit (Useful for both anxiety and depression, the skills taught include self-monitoring, identifying and changing unhealthy thought patterns, and engaging in mood-enhancing activities)
    • Moodtools (FREE, Depression resource, provides psychoeducation, a depression symptom questionnaire (PHQ-9), a thought diary, a suicide safely plan, and videos designed to combat negative thoughts and alleviate feelings of hopelessness)
    • Pacifica (FREE, useful for both anxiety and depression, teaches deep breathing, behavioral exercises, identifying cognitive distortions, and learning how to replace them with positive thinking )
    • T2 Mood Tracker (Useful for both anxiety and depression, helps to track emotional states)
    • What’s my M3 (FREE, monitor your depression score to see how to change over time)
    • What’s up (Uses CBT and Acceptance Commitment therapy to track positive and negative habits)
    • SuperBetter (Helps to increase resiliency, strength, and optimism to relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD)

    *None of these apps have been reviewed by MindWell and are not endorsed by the Healthy Campus Initiative or UCLA.