Postdoctoral Affairs


Learn about internal and external wellness resources for postdocs at Brown.

The Faculty/Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) program is available to postdoctoral research associates and postdoctoral fellows. FSAP includes six free face-to-face or phone counseling sessions with a licensed counselor for issues such as grief, anxiety, depression, and family stress. Phone support is available 24/7 for psychological or psychiatric emergencies.


Postdoctoral research associates and postdoctoral fellows also can access BetterHelp for convenient online therapy services, including messaging and chatting with a therapist. Learn more about telemedicine options available to you via University Human Resources here.

To learn more about maternity leave for postdoctoral research associates, click here.

To learn more about maternity leave for postdoctoral fellows, click here.

The following external resources are not endorsed by the Office of University Postdoctoral Affairs (OUPA) or Brown University. They are listed here so that postdocs can explore them and decide if they are helpful for their needs.

PsychologyToday - An option for locating therapists, psychiatrists, teletherapy, and treatment centers.

BH LINK - 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.

Zencare - Quickly identify vetted therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, life coaches, and more in Rhode Island or elsewhere. You can 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.