The onset of mental health issues is typically found in individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 — the age range of most of the student body at UCF. We want everyone at the university — students, faculty and staff — to know that they are not alone and that there are resources available to help.

Keeping UCF a safe place to learn, live, work and play is a team effort that requires each of us to look out for ourselves and one another. Visit Student Care Services’ website to learn about signs of distress.

If you are experiencing mental health crisis and need immediate help, always call 911. The National Suicide Hotline is also available 24/7/365 by dialing 988.

For Students

UCF’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides crisis-intervention services and comprehensive psychological services for students by appointment, walk-in or 24/7 hotline. CAPS can be reached by calling 407-823-2811. For after-hours services, call 407-823-2811 and press 5 to be connected to a licensed therapist.

UCF Student Care Services is the umbrella for student-related care resources and a great place to start if you are not sure where to go for help. Visit for resources and support with academics, finances or personal wellbeing. Free services and information are available for academic distress, homelessness, bias incidents, mental health concerns, financial challenges and more. E-mail or call 407-823-5607.

For Faculty and Staff

The Employee Assistance Program, provided by Health Advocate, is a university-funded benefit that offers the support and resources you need to address any personal challenges and/or concerns that may affect your personal well-being and/or work performance. It is confidential and free to all faculty and staff (excluding OPS student employees) as well as their eligible family members, including spouses, dependent children, parents and parents-in-law. Health Advocate can be reached by calling their toll-free number at 877-240-6863 or by visiting their website at

For Everyone

UCF Victim Services offers free, confidential advocacy and support to any student or employee who has been impacted by crime, violence or abuse. Specialists will explain options, make connections to appropriate campus and community resources, and provide other assistance. Reach a victim specialist 24/7 by calling 407-823-1200 or texting 407-823-6868 to discuss what you are experiencing.