Back to school: Supporting well-being of students, parents, educators amid COVID-19 pandemic

UCLA partnership with L.A. County Department of Mental Health addresses growing needs through innovative programs.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on students, families and educators who have had to adapt to more than a year of change and uncertainty.

Early on, leaders in the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District and Department of Mental Health, prioritized supporting teachers and finding ways to stay connected to families. Partnering with UCLA led to the creation of innovative well-being programming to help address the needs of the community.

This partnership, the Los Angeles County DMH + UCLA Public Partnership for Wellbeing, integrates the expertise and innovation of programs across UCLA with the Department of Mental Health and other county agencies.

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