CAPS: Outreach Services

CAPS offers outreach services to the University of Georgia community with the aim of fostering relationships, enhancing visibility, disseminating knowledge, and promoting mental health and well-being.


Grief or Crisis Support

CAPS clinicians can provide support to UGA students, faculty, and staff when impactful events occur. Requests for grief/crisis support can be indicated at your earliest convenience , and advance notice is not required. Contact the Outreach Coordinator (Jennifer Hester, LCSW) at 706-542-2273 so we can determine how to best serve your group’s support needs. If an immediate consultation is needed, utilize CAPS crisis services.


Programs Offered


QPR for Suicide Prevention (Question, Persuade, Refer)

    Objectives:
  • Learn about suicide, the risk factors, and the warning signs
  • Develop basic skills for intervention
  • Learn contact information for campus, local, and national resources


CAPS Services and Resources

    Objectives:
  • Learn about what services CAPS offers
  • Learn how to schedule a screening and initiate services
  • Learn about other mental health resources on campus, off campus, and nationally


Identifying and Referring Distressed Students

    Objectives:
  • Trends in college student mental health
  • Recognizing indicators of students in distress and how to respond
  • CAPS services and resources


Complete the Program Request Form at least 30 days before your desired program date. Once you submit the Request Form, you will be contacted within 5 business days by the CAPS Outreach Coordinator to determine if our program meets your needs, and if we are able to grant your request.


Didn’t find the outreach service you were looking for?

Check out Health Promotion programs at UHC.
Health Promotion offers a number of educational programs tailored for UGA students including sleep hygiene and stress management.


Custom Programs

If you are interested in a custom program pertaining to mental health, complete the Program Request Form at least 30 days before your desired program date. Custom program requests are considered on a case by case basis. Common factors that are considered for custom program requests are clinician knowledge base, clinician availability, and expected number of particpants. Once you have submitted a Request Form, you will be contacted within 5 business days and updated on the status of your request.

CAPS clinical staff members do not provide informational interviews to meet students in order to satisfy the requirements for an academic or related assignment.