UCI Employee Assistance Program (EAP)



NEW - Traumatic Event Resources:

Conflict and Financial Wellness Resources:

Mental Health Resources:

Burnout Resources:

COVID-19 Digital Toolkit Has Been Updated With Return to Work Guide and Resources

Register Now for Upcoming 2022 Work-life Webinars - New Monthly Webinars To Support UCI People Leaders Added
ComPsych Guidance Resources offers multiple EAP orientation Webinars each month as well as work life Webinars on a variety of topics including communication skills, parenting, older adult care, personal development, resilience, behavioral health and wellness, and family and relationships. During 2022, live monthly Webinars and orientation trainings are available specifically to support UCI people leaders. Register now to join an upcoming live webinar or view past recorded Webinars.

2022 Training Topic List Now Available For Department/Unit Requests
ComPsych Guidance Resources is available by request to provide free, virtual, personal development and worklife trainings to UCI departments. ComPsych workshops provide valuable learning for employees, and can help increase visibility and utilization of the EAP benefit. Through focused content and interactive facilitation via live webinar, these 45-60 minute programs are informative and engaging, including real-time Q&A. The topics can also be tailored to your unique needs and presentation time.
To request a free training for your department, contact your HRBP, or the UCI Employee Experience Center at (949) 824-0500 or email EEC@uci.edu. A minimum of 30 days is requested for scheduling sessions.

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 after hours non-emergencies please contact Guidance Resources EAP directly at 844-824-3273.

Download the UCI Faculty and Staff Mental Health Resources Overview (Spanish Version)
Learn more about Mental Health First Aid


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