Bruin Mental Health Advisory Committee (BMHAC)

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. 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

It is our mission to advocate for policies and practices that encourage student resilience, promote mental health, and empower students in the face of academic, personal, and social challenges.

Health Advisors

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.

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 bruin.mhac@gmail.com

Any CAPS specific feedback should be emailed to feedback@caps.ucla.edu.

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. 

Get Involved

If you are interested in becoming a BMHAC member for the upcoming academic year, please see the application information below.

We encourage anyone interested in campus mental health to apply. You must be a student in good academic standing, attend meetings regularly, and participate actively. The BMHAC appointment is a one-year stipended position with opportunities to be continue on the following year’s board.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Understanding of CAPS and other current mental health services on campus
  • Involvement in a diverse range of organizations on campus, including but not limited to mental health/wellness, cultural, and academic organizations
  • High-level communication skills, including cultural competency and sensitivity
  • Registered UCLA student for the entire 2020/2021 school year

Application Timeline:

  • Applications due on Wednesday, 28th October 11:59 pm (Week 4)
  • Interview invitations sent out Week 5
  • Interviews to take place during Week 6 and 7
  • Decisions announced on Friday, 20 November (end of Week 7)



Fall Application Link:

Note: All interviews will be conducted virtually to prioritize safety.