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Student Counselling and Psychological Services


The student counselling and psychological service (CAPS) offers a range of services including crisis intervention, diagnostic assessment, therapy for individuals, couples and families. The number and frequency of sessions are determined individually, largely based on what the student finds most helpful. In addition, CAPS can make referrals for psychiatric assessment at the Eric Williams Medical Complex when appropriate, and assist students with medication management.

All registered UWI students are eligible for services at CAPS. All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Students can phone or pop in and make a time to speak with a Student Counsellor for themselves. Alternatively, a friend or member of staff may encourage a student to visit CAPS and assist him/her in making an initial appointment. While the Counsellors usually see students by appointment, every effort is made to accommodate someone in an emergency.

Opening hours:
CAPS is available throughout the year, Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays).
During semesters, we are open from 8:30am to 8pm. 
During vacation, we close at 4:30pm.

Phone us on 662 2002, extension 2491 (for appointments, further information)


We are located at the Health Service Unit (HSU), between the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and Trinity Hall.

Your student counsellors are:
Dr Sarah Chin Yuen Kee, Student Counsellor
Mrs Christine Wharton, Student Counsellor


Online Screening Self-Assessment Tool new
The Student Counselling and Psychological Services {C.A.P.S} would like to announce the addition of aon online depression screening self-assessment tool. This screening tool allows University of The West Indies students to anonymously and privately screen themselves for the presence of depression and assess its severity. Click here to begin the test.