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Supporting Our Community

The health, safety and well-being of every member of our community is our top priority at the University of Kentucky. If you're having difficulty coping with the effects of COVID-19, or if you need additional support, we invite you to connect with us to learn more about the variety of services we're offering during this challenging time.

Please note: due to licensing regulations, some services may look different for in-state vs. out of state students. Regardless of location, we are actively looking at ways to best support our community.

Student Counseling Services

We are currently offering phone or secure Zoom appointments for students who are currently in the state of Kentucky. If a student is not in the state of Kentucky, we can talk by the phone to help locate other resources for them. 

Students in the state of Kentucky can call the UK Counseling Center at 859-257-8701 to schedule a telehealth appointment. 

We will be offering drop-in weekly and scheduled programming such as guided imagery, meditation and Let’s Teletalk that are open and available to ALL students both in Kentucky and out of state. We will be updating this list of workshops which can be accessed through our website.

Visit the UK Counseling Center Website

Employee Counseling Services

Individual counseling through Work+Life Connections is a voluntary, confidential benefit that offers five free sessions with our licensed and certified therapist. All faculty, regular staff (FTE 0.50 or greater), spouses, sponsored dependents, unmarried children up to the age of 26 (or older if disabled before the age of 26) and UK retirees are eligible.

To continue meeting the needs of our employees and to care for our UK community, we are offering all appointments online-only, either through Zoom or a phone call. Continue to request appointments as you normally would through our Work+Life Connections website. Your appointment confirmation email will include details and instructions for connecting with Zoom or a phone call.

Visit the Work + Life Connections Counseling Website


Helpful Apps

  • Stressbusters
  • Breathe2Relax
  • Relax Melodies
  • Calm
  • Headspace
  • Insight Timer
  • Sleep Cycle
  • T2 Mood Tracker
  • Liberate Meditation (for people of color)
  • CBT Thought Diary
  • Todoist
  • TimeTune

Student Check-ins

If you are a current University of Kentucky student and are in need of emotional support related to COVID-19 — whether due to the death of a loved one or a diagnosis — UKCC is here for you. Zoom check-in sessions are being offered weekly, in a group setting, and led by two UKCC clinicians. Register here.

Let's Teletalk

This program is open to any UK student, anywhere. These are brief, confidential conversations with a UKCC Clinician. Register below.

Mondays at 3 p.m.

Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Thursdays at noon.

Fridays at 2 p.m.

Caring for Yourself During COVID-19

A helpful resource being offered through the UK Counseling Center at this link.

Test Anxiety Workshop

This workshop will take place on April 28 and April 29 at 1 p.m. Please register here.


Our line is always open. If you're a student, please direct all calls related to COVID-19 to UK's Counseling Center at 859-257-8701, M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you're an employee, please call Work+Life Connections Counseling at 859-257-8763,  M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For all calls placed outside of these hours, please call 859-257-8701 and dial "1" at the prompt.