U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

UPDATE: For the Fall semester, we will be offering virtual outreach presentations. We recommend that presentations be no longer than 45min-1hr. In addition to our regular programming, we will also offer topics focused on: CAPS 101 during COVID-19 and Self-Care during COVID-19. Please let us know your request, giving at least 3 weeks notice, and we'll be in touch. Due to CAPS staff meeting time, workshop presentations will not be held on Tuesdays from 10:30am-11:45am and Fridays from 9 am-11am.

CAPS Community Engagement and Outreach is multi-faceted and comprehensive.  Simply, it's a way to reach all 46,000 of our University of Michigan students.  Together, we can all change the story about college student mental health.

What is outreach?

Outreach is about increasing college student mental health awareness through prevention, awareness, education and stigma reduction. Through outreach, CAPS staff are able to connect with the larger UM community and ultimately strengthen our “community of caring.” 

Who do we reach through outreach?

We are essentially connecting with students who do not traditionally utilize individual or group therapy. These could include students who may want to know more about how to help a friend or students who may experience stigma about help seeking or students who may need support, but not necessarily counseling. CAPS creates a “web of support” not only for students, but also encourages staff and faculty involvement through a variety of education and prevention efforts.

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Mental Health Student Groups

Many University of Michigan students are choosing to engage in mental health efforts on campus.  More than ever, these students are passionate about helping their friends, reducing stigma, and making the University of Michigan an environment where no student feels they have to struggle alone.  


Leaders At Their Best

University of Michigan students are associated with being “Leaders & Best,” but what if we encouraged and provided tools for students to be Leaders at their Best? The University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is excited to launch a new initiative called Leaders at their Best.

By highlighting positive psychology, CAPS is promoting culture change at the University of Michigan by:



Workshop Request

CAPS is dedicated to providing outreach and community engagement on campus to create a resilient and compassionate campus community that supports mental health and wellness. At your request, members of our staff will facilitate a workshop presentation for your student orgs, university departments, staff, and offices that serve UM students.  Our hope is to provide participants with skills to help themselves and others be more successful in life at UM.  See below to submit the Workshop Request form, or to read the Workshop Topic Descriptions.


Wolverine Support Network

The Wolverine Support Network (WSN) is a student-led peer support program developed by Central Student Government leaders in collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  WSN is designed to empower students to create a safe community in support of mental well-being and identity development. The peer-facilitated groups meet weekly and provide a place to discuss day-to-day stressors, build trust, and connect with students from all across campus.


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