Student Support Services

Student Support Services works with students to coordinate accessibility and accommodations, provide emotional support, mindfulness practices, a safe space to listen, process and problem solve, and make referrals as needed to other community resources. We provide academic coaching to support students in areas such as emotional regulation, time management, planning and prioritizing, procrastination, avoidance, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, maintaining healthy boundaries, finding balance with competing priorities, tools and strategies for well-being, best practices for working in a virtual/online environment, and managing the unique stressors associated with engaging in the graduate school experience.  We also provide weekly Work Accountability Groups to hold space for students to gather and work in a supportive environment.

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I Notice/I Care Form

The I Notice/I Care Form is available to all HGSE staff, faculty, students, as well as friends and family members outside of the HGSE community who may be concerned about a HGSE student and wish to coordinate support. The form allows HGSE to:

Create a culture of personal well-being, belonging and academic success, establish

Awareness/early identification of a distressed student,

Respond with a supportive, proactive, and individualized intervention to help resolve concerning student behaviors, and

Engage with the student in a way that respects his/her/their identity and protects his/her/their privacy.

Counseling and Mental Health

Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Counseling and Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a counseling and mental health support service that seeks to work collaboratively with students and the University to support individuals who are experiencing any measure of distress in their lives. This may include bereavement, adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress, concerns interfering with work or relationships, sexual concerns, or high-risk behaviors around food, alcohol, or other substances.
Treatment options include individual counseling, medication management, group therapy, peer counseling, and workshops. All visits are confidential. Mental health records are held separately from the rest of the medical records, except for information on medications. Counseling and mental health services are also offered at satellite health clinics on the Harvard Law School and Longwood Medical Area campuses.

CAMHS Cares Line

The CAMHS Cares line 617-495-2042 is a 24/7 support line for Harvard students who have mental health concerns, whether they are in immediate distress or not, on-campus or elsewhere. At all times, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, students can follow the prompts to speak directly with a CAMHS Cares Counselor about an urgent concern or if they just need to talk to someone about a difficult challenge or mental health issue.
Have a routine administrative question? During CAMHS business hours, call 617-495-2042 and press 1 (one) to speak directly with a CAMHS administrative assistant to make, change, or cancel a routine appointment, request a refill, or request an in-person urgent care appointment for that day.

Telehealth and Wellbeing for Harvard Students

Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) has expanded access to counseling services for Harvard students through a partnership with TimelyMD to deliver TimelyCare. Harvard students have FREE access to virtual care services with TimelyCare — the virtual health and well-being platform from TimelyMD, designed for college students. Students do not need insurance to access TimelyCare services. As part of Harvard’s partnership with TimelyMD, students have access to services in TimelyCare, including:

  • Scheduled Counseling: TimelyCare services offer 12 telehealth counseling sessions per academic year and are available at no cost to students. Choose the day, time, and mental health provider that best works for you.
  • Psychiatry: Access psychiatry care by scheduling an initial consultation appointment at CAMHS via the HUHS patient portal or calling the CAMHS service at 617-495-2042.
  • Self-Care Content: Visit the “Explore” page within TimelyCare for guided self-care content, including yoga and meditation sessions, as well as group conversations with our providers on a variety of health and well-being topics.

Students have access to the TimelyCare wellbeing app anytime. That means you have access during breaks, after-hours, and any time you need wellbeing resources!

TimelyCare

TimelyCare is a virtual health and wellbeing platform for Harvard Students to find providers who can offer support for a wide range of common concerns, including scheduled counseling, psychiatry, and self-care content. You can go to www.timelycare.com/Harvard or download the TimelyCare app to access care.

Physical Health & Wellbeing

Religious Life

Writing Center

Food Insecurity/Resources and Winter Clothing Resources

Affordable Connectivity Program