CVUSD Mental Health Support

Service available to students and their parents/guardians to call or request an appointment for information about community resources and for short-term, brief social emotional and mental health consultation.


Mental Health Support Line Hours
Monday-Friday (school days only)
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Mental Health Support Line Phone Number
(805) 494-9367
(English and Spanish spoken)

This is not a crisis line. For emergencies, please call 911 or one of the hotlines listed below.

Please do not leave voicemail messages after hours as those will not be retrieved until open hours.

Mental Health Crisis and Emergency Hotlines
Ventura County Crisis Team (24/7) - 866 998-2243
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7) - 800 273-8255
Trevor Project Life Line (24/7) - 866 488-7386
Crisis Text Line (24/7) - Text HOME to 741741

Social-Emotional Learning/Mental Health Resources

Social-emotional resources for parents and guardians, including documents geared toward supporting students' mental health by grade level.   Mental health community resources currently open can be found under the Community Mental Health Resources tab.

CVUSD Specific and Ongoing Mental Health Services

If your child was accessing any of the resources below prior to school closures, these providers will be reaching out to you by phone or e-mail during distance learning to arrange service delivery for students.  

School Counselors

School counselors are based at each school site to support students' academic, social/emotional and college/career needs.  If you have questions and would like to contact your child's school counselor, please Click Here.

Educationally Related Social Emotional Services (ERSES)

Designated Instructional Services (DIS) and Educationally Related Social Emotional Services (ERSES) are counseling services provided by Intensive School Based Therapists who support the mental health of students with disabilities in Special Education through an individualized education plan (IEP).  During distance learning counseling services are provided directly through tele-therapy or indirectly through consultation and activities that develop the social emotional skills identified in the student's IEP goals.   ERSES services are more intensive than DIS services and include a social work component that connects the Intensive School Based Therapist, parents and guardians and outside providers to promote collaboration of all the mental health providers involved in a students services.  If you have questions and would like to contact your child's Intensive School Based Therapist, please Click Here.

School Psychologists

School psychologists provide consultation for students, families, teachers and other school staff in order to support students academic, social emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. If you have questions and would like to contact your child's school psychologist, please Click Here.

Becoming Everyday Scholars Together (B.E.S.T.)

The Becoming Everyday Scholars Together program (B.E.S.T.) counselors provide an additional layer of support academically and social emotionally for qualifying students in grades 4-9 & 11. If you have questions and would like to contact your child's B.E.S.T. counselor, please Click Here.

BreakThrough Student Assistance Program

BreakThrough is CVUSD's Student Assistance Program. BreakThrough provides an additional layer of support for any CVUSD K-12 student and family.  If you have a question or would like to contact BreakThrough Click Here.