Winter Wellness Challenge - get tips on staying active and healthy going into the holiday season from the Lab's Health Services team
Be Well at Work - All Lab employees are invited to take part in any of the Be Well at Work programs
Holiday Stress - Tips from Mayo Clinic
Holiday Fun with the Kids - Things for the entire family to enjoy!
COVID-19 Testing Information:
Berkeley Lab Director Mike Witherell updates the Lab community on COVID-19 trends and reminds everyone to remain vigilant about the dangers of COVID-19 as we head into the holiday season.
IDEA Office Resources
IDEA Office Wellness Resource Archive – Lab and UCB workshops, services and resources
All Access Mental Health Resources (support groups, hotlines, county resources)
IDEA Office Groups:
UC Berkeley Be Well at Work Program
Employee Assistance - no cost confidential counseling and mental health referral for lab employees
Elder Care Program - confidential, free assistance to Lab employees who are caring for or concerned about an elder or dependent adult.
Work/Life Program - services and programs around personal and family obligations. Includes parenting resources and support groups.
Low-Cost/Sliding Scale Community Mental Health Resources - community based mental health services in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco.
Warm-lines & Support Services
California Peer-Run Warm Line - non-emergency resource for emotional support. 1-855-845-7415
California Friendship Line – serving older adults and caregivers. (888) 670-1360.
211.org - comprehensive source for local social service information: food, housing, health care and mental health care.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
National Drug & Alcohol Abuse Hotline 1-800-662-43576
Running Resources from Berkeley Lab - This site has materials from running coach Jeanine Holmlund and replays of her warm-ups.
LBL Yoga club – LBL yoga club offers yoga 5 days a week, three of which are free to attend
IDEA Office 10 Minute Morning Stretch Breaks – Mon – Fri 9:30 am
WorkFIT, sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Department of Recreational Sports, classes are online, free to the public and recorded for future viewing.
LBL Mindfulness Meditation Group – Meditation offered twice a week, Mondays and Fridays
Greater Good in Action - Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley has gathered a series of practices on everything from parenting to compassion to forgiveness.
Other Mindfulness Resources:
Caring for Others
UCB's Be Well at Work Elder Care Program offers confidential, free assistance to Lab employees who are caring for or concerned about an elder or dependent adult.
Caregiver Support Group - 1st Tuesday & 3rd Friday of the month
Be Well at Work Work/Life Program - services and programs around personal and family obligations and includes parenting resources and support groups.
Parenting Support Group meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
My Family @ Berkeley Lab – website for parents at Berkeley Lab. Includes shelter in place resources.
Caring for Children, Teens and Young Adults (Center for Disease Control)
Berkeley Parent’s Network (BPN) - Parents use BPN to get advice from other parents, and exchange recommendations for childcare, schools, classes, camps, and other local services. It is free for local parents to subscribe.