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UCLA Counseling and Psychological Center

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

BMHAC Student Group

Caption: In February 2019, BMHAC students participated in the inaugural Intercollegiate Mental Health Conference hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology, where they discussed best mental health practices with collegiate students from across the country and contributed to the creation of a comprehensive guide for college mental health services and practices.

Get Involved

Are you interested in improving mental health services and overall student culture on campus? Join the Bruin Mental Health Advisory Committee (BMHAC) for the 2022-2023 school year! As student representatives that work in conjunction with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), we provide feedback to campus administrators to promote and create mental health and well-being initiatives through direct community service on campus. This is a stipended position. Our Fall 2022 application for the 2022-2023 academic year can be found at The application deadline is Friday, September 30th at 11:59 PST. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Contact Us

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.