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Feeling stressed? These resources can help.

If you’ve been feeling the mid-winter blues or find yourself frequently overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Here are some resources to help.

UCOP resources

Mindfulness at UCOP
Offered monthly, this one-hour workshop will help you to reduce stress and increase your effectiveness at work through simple mindfulness techniques. We’ll cover mindfulness research, the difference between mindfulness and meditation, and simple mindfulness practices that you can try at work. Register now for Mindfulness at UCOP sessions held March 4, April 1, May 6 or June 10.

The Science of Managing Stress
Job stress, especially as we are slowly returning to the office, can feel overwhelming. Learn about the science of the stress cycle, how to keep perspective and a variety of strategies that promote well-being. This class has been rated 4.9/5  by past participants. Register now for the Science of Managing Stress, taking place March 23 from 2 -3 p.m. (PT)

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)
All UCOP employees can access FSAP, confidential employee assistance services, at no cost. Licensed psychologists and postdoctoral trainees provide confidential, short-term psychological counseling services. Read more about FSAP.

UCOP Ombuds Office
If you’re experiencing a workplace conflict, the UCOP Ombuds Office offers a safe and confidential space for conflict resolution. Learn about the Ombuds Office and meet UCOP Ombudsperson Callale Concon.

LinkedIn Learning working and wellness collection
These on-demand courses and videos, available as part of your UCOP LinkedIn Learning membership, can help boost your physical and emotional health. All collection courses are personally vetted and recommended by Learning and Development staff. Examples of the newly expanded collection include:

Systemwide resources

Health plan resources
UC’s health plans offer a variety of free resources for your physical and emotional well-being. Visit your health plan’s website to learn more.

Email movement reminders
Sign up for a twice-daily reminder (at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. PT) to get up and stretch. Though content is customized by location, all are welcome to sign up.

Greater Good Magazine
The award-winning online magazine produced by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center features articles, podcasts, quizzes and more, with a focus on the psychology, sociology and neuroscience of wellbeing.

UC Berkeley Workfit program
UC faculty and staff can access more than 40+ live WorkFit workouts, as well as past class recordings. Classes are taught via Zoom and designed for workouts in the home or office. No equipment is needed.

UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative
The UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative constitutes 30+ programs at UCLA Health that practice, adopt and promote integrative medicine. Check out the Mindful Awareness Research Center — which offers a free video gallery and drop-in (via Zoom) or recorded meditation sessions — as well as the Wellbeing Webinar Series on the second Wednesday of each month.

UCSF resources to support your mental health
This evolving site includes coping and emotional health resources curated by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Access links to many online wellness resources; the site prioritizes those that are free.

UCTV Wellbeing Channel
Explore physical and emotional wellbeing topics through documentaries, faculty lectures, research symposia, artistic performances and more.

Wellness Adds Up video library
Start improving your mind, body, spirit and environment, one short video at a time, at this UC Irvine wellness site. Topics include strength, flexibility, stress management, sustainability, nutrition and motivation.

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