UCI Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Civil Unrest Resource Guide

Civil Unrest Resources

On-Demand Webinar: Difficult Conversations During A Time Of Unrest Across America Webinar
Webinar recorded on June 3, 2020. Millions of people across the country have read about and watched footage from tragic events over the past several days.  It’s normal for events like this to generate strong feelings, which often carry over to conversations at home and at the workplace.  Discussions about polarizing issues that surface can be tense or even downright destructive.  Avoiding such conversations is not always a good solution.  For children, events like this can help shape their belief systems.  It’s important for adults to pay attention to the way they respond to children during these times.  In this webinar, ComPsych discusses ways to have healthy discussions about polarizing topics without damaging your important relationships.  They will also discuss productive ways to talk about the events with children.

On-Demand Webinar: Talking to Kids About Violent Events with Widespread Media Coverage Webinar
Webinar recorded on May 29, 2020.  This webinar provides guidance for parents to use during current times of unrest. View the recording anytime to help better understand how to help kids choose how they understand the world, know how to help kids build resilience, and be able to share ways your kids can discuss polarizing topics.

Civil Unrest Resource Guide: This resource guide to support you and your family during times of civil unrest. The guide includes information on staying safe, resiliency, dealing with the effects, coping, addressing anxiety, talking with children, and calming techniques. Additional Help Sheet resources below:

Personal Counseling and Support:  If you would like access to free, confidential counseling services for you or your family, contact ComPsych Guidance Resources®, your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (844) 824-3273 or via the links below.


Coronavirus Resources

We understand that members of our UCI Community may be worried about the virus and may be experiencing heightened feelings of fear and anxiety.
If this is the case for you, here are some resources available to you to help with challenges surrounding this pandemic.

If you would like access to free, confidential counseling services for you or your family, contact ComPsych Guidance Resources®, your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (844) 824-3273 or via the links below.

Guidance Resources Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential benefit that can help address personal or work-related issues faced by UCI faculty, staff, retirees and dependents at both the UCI Campus and UC Irvine Health. This service, staffed by experienced clinicians, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A Guidance Resource Professional will help with problem identification, assessment and referral to treatment providers and community resources.
As of July 1, 2015, this program is administered by ComPsych Guidance Resources.

Guidance Resources can assist with concerns such as:
Marital conflict Financial, legal or consumer concerns
Interpersonal difficulties Referrals to community resources
Conflict at work Alcohol or drug abuse
Depression or anxiety Grieving loss
Stress management Personal decision-making
Family relationships

Contact Guidance Resources EAP

Guidance Resources is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for both crisis and non-crisis circumstances.
Contact an EAP counselor for assistance:

By Phone
Call Guidance Resources at 844-824-3273
You will speak to a master’s or doctoral level EAP professional, who will guide you to the appropriate services you require.

Access Guidance Resources Online at www.guidanceresources.com
First time users, Click "Register" and use organization web ID: UCIEAP3

UCI Faculty & Staff Support Services

Faculty and Staff Support Services at UCI provides onsite consultative services & support to resolve behavioral health issues, serves as a primary crisis intervention resource to facilitate and coordinate appropriate resources, provides time-limited case management for individual employees, and develops and implements instructional training & materials to assist in the promotion of mental well-being for all UCI and UC Irvine Health faculty & staff.

Support is offered for a wide range of issues, including:
work-related stress grief and loss
relationship/couples issues alcohol, drug and other addictions
family problems consultations and training services for faculty and staff management
depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems

UCI Coordinator of Faculty & Staff Support Services:
Negar Shekarabi, Psy.D.
949.824.5208 | nshekara@uci.edu
By appointment only. Please call or email first.
If it is a life threatening emergency/crisis please contact police by dialing 9-1-1.
For afterhours non-emergencies please contact Guidance Resources EAP directly at 844-824-3273.

Download the 2020 UCI Faculty and Staff Mental Health Resources Overview (Spanish Version)


UCI CARE provides free and confidential support services to members of the UCI community impacted by sexual assault, relationship abuse, family violence, and/or stalking. Faculty and staff can access Advocacy services, including: Answering questions; Facilitating referrals; Providing resources; Clarifying information about rights and reporting options; Accompaniment in legal, Title IX, or medical meetings; Safety planning; Housing and employment support.

To schedule and appointment between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, contact CARE: (949) 824-7273
After hours support by phone is available through Community Service Programs, Inc. at (949) 831-9110