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Emotional Support Services for Faculty, Staff and their Family Members

Dear Colleagues:

We have been deeply concerned about the recent tragedies impacting our UCLA community, including the devastating fires in Sonoma/Napa Valley and Anaheim Hills, as well as the violence in Las Vegas. Our support and sympathy is extended to all members of the UCLA family who are affected by the catastrophes.

UCLA has many resources available to faculty, staff and their family members to help those in need during these difficult and challenging times. The Staff and Faculty Counseling Center (SFCC) is available to provide counseling and support to those impacted by the recent catastrophic events in our area. For confidential counseling services, you may contact the Center at 310-794-0245 during regular business hours.

In addition to the services offered at the SFCC, Optum Behavioral Health is providing special assistance to its members. Optum has a free help line, 1-866-342-6892, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for as long as necessary. This helpline provides access to specially trained mental-health specialists. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources and on-site employee assistance services at their location. This helpline is free of charge and open to anyone, including non-Optum members.

If you are in need, please consider the following support services:

UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center: 310-794-0245

Optum Behavioral Health: 866-342-6892 (free 24-hour emotional support line available to members and non-members)

Live and Work Well: 24-hour online emotional support for Optum members, as well as HealthNet and Kaiser members

Anthem Blue Cross (UC Care members), LiveHealth Online: 844-784-8409

Anthem Blue Cross (UC Care members), Self-Guided Care: 844-437-0486

Your well-being is a top priority at the University, so please do not hesitate to take advantage of the emotional support services available to UCLA faculty, staff and family members.


Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources

Susi Takeuchi
Chief Human Resources Officer
Health Sciences