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UCLA Parents' Council Presents: Be Well Bruin Campaign

Participation Drive
132 Donors
Towards goal of 250 Donors
$25,768.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on May 01, at 12:12 AM PDT
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UCLA Parents' Council Presents: Be Well Bruin Campaign

As parents we know that college can be an incredible time of growth but it can also present challenges as our Bruins grow into being their own people. Mental health impacts all areas of college including academic performance, social interactions and overall well-being. In line with our mission to support student success, the goal of our Parents' Council crowdfunding effort is to increase the financial support for mental health services at UCLA so that every student has access to quality care. 

In the span of two months between October 2023 to December 2023 just one UCLA mental health center had a total of 661 visits. These mental health resources and spaces are regularly used and available at no-cost* year-round to UCLA students. 

We are asking for 250 community members to be a part of our campaign, which ends May 1st!

When you equip students with the skills to effectively navigate and manage their mental health, our whole community benefits. These resources are helping our Bruins build healthy habits that will translate to the rest of their lives.

UCLA's mental health efforts are lead by:

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides counseling services by licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists. 

Resilience in Your Student Experience (RISE) helps students build a strong foundation of resilience that includes the daily practice of caring for their mental wellness. Staffed by a team of mental health experts, prevention educators, professional staff advisors, and student ambassadors, RISE strives to uplift behavioral wellness as an integral component of the college experience and a strong predictor of academic success.

RISE often serves as a starting point for mental health or space for regular mental health maintenance while CAPS focuses on clinical mental health diagnoses. Both resources are essential to a student in their mental health journey.  

In 2020, over 250 community members just like you came together to raise over $25,000 in support of student resilience!

Collective support from our Parents' Council led crowdfunding campaign in 2020 played a huge role in revamping the RISE Center space. Thanks to previous donors like you, the RISE team renovated their center into a clean and serene space for students to escape their busy schedules and focus on their mental well-being. 

Confidential conversation areas were added so students can comfortably discuss sensitive subjects with center staff, and with new lounging areas, modular furniture, and optimized storage space, the RISE Center has truly become a sanctuary for students. We’re excited to see the impact of this year’s campaign!

To our fellow Parents' Council members: thank you for your support of this campaign! Our efforts in 2020 proved the strength of our collective Bruin spirit - let's continue the momentum this year. A special thank you to Roger Lee for his work with videography and photography. A very big thank you to our donors for this campaign. Every gift makes a difference in this community campaign!!

**No-cost disclaimer: CAPS services require student insurance, RISE Center services do not require student insurance. 


Please contact parentgiving@support.ucla.edu with any questions.


Should this fund reach the campus minimum required for the establishment of an endowment or quasi-endowment, The UCLA Foundation reserves the right to convert this fund to an endowment or quasi-endowment. Please click here to learn more about how the UCLA Foundation invests and manages its endowments. 

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Community Support

Thank you for supporting our efforts to improve student mental health resources at UCLA!


One Mental Health Kit

Given away at our events, this kit includes: journal, water bottle, essential oils, affirmation and resource cards, anxiety workbook, three stress tools to manage anxiety/focus and stress.


RISE Team Advocate

Supports counseling and psychological staff expenses as they host mental health workshops across campus.


Suicide Prevention Training

Helps cover the cost for one staff member to attend a 2-hour Suicide Prevention Training.


Peer2Peer Resilience Training

10 week course for one student staff member, which includes workbooks and resiliency training supplies. This training helps create student leaders who are equipped to recognize when another student might be in trouble.


RISE On The Road

Your gift will help sponsor a weekly wellness event on campus! These events include wellness activities for the UCLA community (includes movement and meditation demonstration, mental health screening, healthy snacks, education and resources)


Quarterly Mental Health Fairs

Two gifts of $2,500 will provide the RISE team with enough funding to host quarterly mental health fairs on campus to raise awareness of student mental health resources. Some activities include goat yoga, free treats like cookies and coffee, as well as a puppy playground.

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