Let's Talk is a CAPS outreach program that offers students convenient access to brief, informal consultations with a mental health clinician.
Students are encouraged to sign-up and talk about what’s important to them.
Some possible reasons to see a Let’s Talk counselor:
Anxiety and nervousness
Relationship and family issues
Consultations are free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Just sign-up for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation. Speaking with a clinician can help provide insights, solutions and information about other resources.
All Let’s Talk consultations are confidential. Mental Health records will be taken in accordance with state and federal laws and privacy rights.
Fall 2020 Schedule
Let's Talk sessions are available virtually 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call 479-575-5276 to sign-up for a Let's Talk session.
You can also request a Let's Talk Consultation online by using the following link: https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Bs4yZ2XamaBuQJ
You will receive a confirmation email verifying your day/time slot along with a Zoom link to access Let's Talk during your scheduled time. Please remember you must sign up a minimum of 24 business hours in advance to participate for the current week of Let’s Talk consultations.
These consultations should not be used for emergency purposes. If you are having a mental health emergency, please call CAPS at 479-575-5276 to speak with an on-call clinician.
If you have questions, if you prefer to sign up by phone, or wish to do a Let’s Talk without giving 24 hours’ notice, call CAPS and let the front office know that you would like to do a virtual Let's Talk consultation.
Prime Time: Let's Talk Consultations
CAPS mental health clinicians and interns are available for "Prime Time" Let's Talk on Monday evenings via Zoom from 5pm-7pm, starting 9/14.
Use the link below to sign up with your uark email address and you will receive an email with a Zoom link, through which you can access Let's Talk at the scheduled day and time.
If you do not receive an email or have any questions, please contact CAPS at 479-575-5276.
These are brief, confidential, (first come first serve) consultations available to all U of A students, faculty and staff.
Please note: You must sign up a minimum of 24 hours in advance in order to participate that week. If we have too many people signed up for the time frame, you will be notified and automatically moved to the following week.
Let's Talk FAQs
Let's Talk was developed to reach students in distress and increase access to mental health services and resources. Any student can take advantage of a Let’s Talk consultation, but it’s best for students who:
Are unsure about counseling or want to see what it’s like to speak with a mental health clinician;
Want mental health expertise, but are not interested in ongoing counseling;
Have a specific problem/concern and would like to talk it through with someone; or
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like ideas about what to do.
Even though Let's Talk clinicians are licensed mental health professionals, this program should not be considered a substitute for individual counseling or other mental health treatment. During Let's Talk consultations, the clinician can help students with specific problems and provide insight to what it's like to speak with a counselor.
Let's Talk counselor can also help students decide whether formal counseling at CAPS would be more beneficial and impactful.
CAPS offers 24-hour mental health crisis intervention services for students or those who are concerned about a student. Call 479-575-5276.