Did you know that as an employee of the University you can get free services through Counseling Assistance & Referral Services (CARS)?
All regular full-time or part-time employees (as described in UAP 3200, Employee Classification) are eligible to use CARS services. In addition, their spouse/domestic partner and retirees are eligible to receive services through CARS.
CARS clinicians can help you by providing up to eight sessions of individual or couples counseling, as well as supervisory consultations, referrals to other resources for assistance, Faculty/Staff training, workshops, presentations, critical incident debriefing, and crisis intervention.
All of us, regardless of our positions within the University, face a variety of issues in our daily lives. Usually, we can work them out on our own. But sometimes, professional help can greatly assist in helping identify and resolve personal or work-related concerns.
CARS provides a confidential and accessible setting, strategically located on campus, where clients can freely discuss concerns that are affecting their personal lives or job performance.
Per UAP 3750, CARS services can be utilized during your normal working hours as paid time off - certain restrictions apply, please review the policy for the specific details.
If you have questions regarding CARS services or would like to schedule an initial appointment to meet with one of their clinical staff, call 505.272.6868. More information is available at cars.unm.edu.
CARS is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.