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Wednesday: Learn to “manage overwhelm” with Dr. Paula Trejo-Phillips of FSAP

This Wednesday, April 28, from 11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (PT), UCOP staff are invited to attend a special presentation by Paula Trejo-Phillips, Psy.D., a counselor for the UCOP and UCSF FSAPs. Learn more about our Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), as well as tips for managing stress, anxiety and transitions, and participate in a guided mindfulness exercise in this special event hosted by the OP Staff Assembly (OPSA). Paula’s specialty areas include post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, multiculturalism, coping with chronic medical illness and end-of-life issues.

No registration is needed for this event. On the event date, join the Zoom meeting here:

For questions, contact Trish Dolan

UCOP Learning and Development Courses

UCOP offers many live workshops to promote staff wellness. Select each course name to register.

Mindfulness at UCOP
May 7 or June 4, 10-11 a.m. (PT)
Less stress. Enhanced awareness and focus. Improved health. These are some of the benefits shown in research studies on mindfulness. In this one-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques.

Managing Stress
May 19, 1 – 2 p.m. (PT)
Job stress can be all-consuming — but it doesn’t have to be. Find ways to identify your triggers and put challenges into perspective. Plus, gain helpful strategies for reducing stress and advice for knowing when to seek help.

21 Practices for Happiness and Accomplishment at Work
May 27, 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (PT)
Presented by People-OnTheGo — one of UCOP’s most popular training vendors — this course will teach you to develop and practice mindfulness, emotional intelligence, growth mindset and productivity skills to excel in the workplace and in your personal life. You’ll focus on behavioral changes and initiative-taking, while at the same time paying attention to self-care, stress reduction, fostering enjoyment and self-fulfillment.

For questions about the above events, contact

Self-paced resources to support your well-being

If your workdays are just too packed to allow for scheduled classes, there are still many opportunities to support yourself at your own pace.

  • UCOP Operations: Tools for healthy telecommuting– Get CDC-vetted advice for coping during COVID-19, tips for balancing child care while working remotely and other challenges related to working from home.
  • Linkedin Learning Work & Wellness collection— These high-quality courses and videos, personally vetted by the UCOP Learning and Development team, include resources for promoting physical and emotional health, such as mindfulness, yoga at work, healthy work habits, managing stress and more.

UC mental health resources

The UCOP Faculty & Staff Assistance Program and UC behavioral health benefits are here to support you, along with many well-informed, relevant resources compiled by university experts. Here is a roundup of UC mental health resources.

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