Resources for Students & Postdocs

Mental Health Services

At CCB, the mental health and wellbeing of our students and researchers is a top priority. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, crisis management, transitional issues, grief, eating, sexual, or relationship concerns, or simply need someone to talk to, we encourage you to check out the many resources and services available through Harvard's Counseling and Mental Health Services. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.

For graduate student concerns, contact Professor Ted Betley or Co-Director of Graduate Studies Joe Lavin.

For assistance with work-life balance, navigating relationships with advisors and colleagues, or coping with changes in your family or personal life, visit the Office of Student Affairs, which is also the best place to go with concerns about academic progress or GSAS Policies.

The Harvard Graduate Council (HGC) is a student government representing all twelve of Harvard University's graduate and professional schools. HGC is responsible for advocating on behalf of graduate students before the school's central administrators, including the President of Harvard University and the Provost's Office.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free, confidential help for all Harvard employees (including graduate students and postdoctoral scholars) and their adult household members.

For issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, you can find expertise and support from the Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs (ODMA), which strives to create an inclusive environment at Harvard.



If you've enjoyed Fruitful Wednesdays, walked over 10,000 steps to defeat your CCB rivals, ate a cucumber from Barbara's garden, or received a well-timed massage during finals, you have the CCB Wellness Committee to thank. Visit CCB's community website to learn more about our Wellness program and events.


International Students

For immigration issues (work permitstravel), financial questions, social and cultural differences, and resources at Harvard and in the community, we encourage our international students to browse the many resources offered by the Harvard International Office (HIO). Join Harvard's International Student Host Program, which connects you with Americans living in the Cambridge and Boston areas. And, if you plan to work in the U.S. after graduation, consult with HIO staff to make sure you have everything you need to succeed.