Postdoctoral Affairs


Learn about internal and external wellness resources.

Faculty/Staff Assistance Program

The Faculty/Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) program is available to Postdoc Research Associates and Postdoc Fellows. Includes six free and confidential phone counseling sessions with a licensed counselor to issues such as grief, anxiety, depression, and family stress. Phone support available 24/7 for psychological or psychiatric emergencies. Text-based counseling is also available through "Talkspace".

Learn More About FSAP

FSAP Access

  • Phone: 800-624-5544 (Call anytime and mention Brown coverage)
  • Online: (Company Code: Brown University)​

Accessing Wellbeing Services and Resources pdf

Brown Wellness Resources

Brown University is dedicated to supporting the well-being of our faculty and staff by providing a range of programs and services to assist in balancing work, personal, and family commitments. We are pleased to be able to provide these resources, and we hope you will take a moment to explore all that we have to offer.
Phone/video appointments with board-certified physicians are available to individuals and dependents if covered under one of Brown's employee health insurance plans. The virtual visit is free of charge if you are a member of United Healthcare's comprehensive plan or a Blue Cross Blue Shield member. For those in United Healthcare's high-deductible plan, the deductible applies.
The Mindfulness Center at Brown brings together top academics in research with leading educators in mindfulness. Dedicated to rigorous research and student-centered education, our goal is to offer programs that improve individual lives and organizational effectiveness. Our courses are offered in-person and live-online, in our local community, nationally and globally.

External Wellness Resources

Quickly identify vetted therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, life coaches, and more in Rhode Island or elsewhere. You can even sort by health insurance and therapy budget. This site was started by Brown graduate Yuri Tomikawa to provide an accessible resource to get to a therapist quickly.
Another option for locating therapists, psychiatrists, teletherapy, and treatment centers.
Helps identify therapists through a matching process. There are steps for you to provide input so they can match you (or your partner or child) to the best person.
BH Link’s mission is to ensure all Rhode Islanders 18+ experiencing mental health and substance use crises receive the appropriate services they need as quickly as possible in an environment that supports their recovery. If you or someone you love is going through a mental health or substance use crisis, BH Link provides immediate access to behavioral healthcare in a community-based, 24/7 facility. Call 401-414-5465