The Bruin Mental Health Advisory Committee (BMHAC), in conjunction with Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CAPS), works to advocate for UCLA students mental health and resilience services, policies, and practices on campus. Originally named the CAPS Student Advisory Board, the committee was founded in the fall of 2016 to better engage student voices in an ongoing way on mental health programs and services affecting them. The committee changed its name to the Bruin Mental Health Advisory Committee as its purpose evolved from advising CAPS to advising on policies that affect student mental health within CAPS but also in all areas of Bruin life. BMHAC is chaired by the CAPS Student Intern(s) for the year and provides feedback to campus administrators, promotes campus mental health information and programs, and contributes to mental health and well-being initiatives through direct community service on campus.

BMHAC Mission

The mission of BMHAC is to advocate for policies and practices that encourage student resilience, promote mental health, and empower students in the face of academic, personal, and social changes. To accomplish this, BMHAC serves as a liaison between students and CAPS to advocate for students' mental wellbeing and addresses any issues or barriers to student mental health on campus. To this end, BMHAC:

  1. Identifies ways to improve student mental health on campus
  2. Regularly gathers student input on the operations, effectiveness, and satisfaction of mental health services on campus for students
  3. Provides student feedback on campus mental health issues

The committee for the Bruin Mental Health Advisory Committee smiling and standing in front of Royce Hall

Get Involved

Are you interested in improving campus culture surrounding student wellness and mental health advocacy? Apply to join the Bruin Mental Health Advisory Committee (BMHAC) for the 2023-2024 school year! Have the opportunity to be a student representative for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in a stipend position providing feedback to campus administrators in an effort to promote and create mental health and well-being initiatives. Fall 2023-2024 applications are open at The application deadline is Friday, October 13th at 11:59 pm PDT. Contact us at if you have any questions.

Blue flyer with "Join the Bruin Mental Health Advisory Committee. Applications due Friday, October 13th at 11:59 pm. Work with CAPS and RISE as a student representative to advocate for students' mental wellbeing and address any issues or barriers to student mental health on the UCLA campus

Contact Us

Connect with us through our Instagram: @uclabmhac

If you are interested in learning more about us and our next upcoming application cycle, please fill out our interest form: BMHAC Interest Form

If you have any comments about your experience with the student mental health services and options at UCLA and for general questions, please email

Any CAPS specific feedback should be emailed to

If you have an urgent problem or you want to speak with a counselor right away, do not use this website. Instead, please call our 24 hour line at 310-825-0768.