Holiday Wellness

CDC Guidelines on COVID-19 and the Holidays

Holiday Gathering Guidelines - from Alameda County Public Health Dept. and from the City of Berkeley

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.

Emotional Health

IDEA Office Resources

IDEA Office Groups:

UC Berkeley Be Well at Work Program

UC Resources

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.

    • - 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

Other Resources


Health Services Wellness Programs - Health Services Wellness Program provides tools to help you lead a healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and illness, and contribute to overall wellness.

UC System-wide Well Being Initiative - The System-wide WellBeing Initiative unites faculty and staff across UC in its mission to improve our collective emotional, financial, nutritional and physical wellbeing

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 GroupMeditation 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:

Random Acts of Kindness

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in California

Caring for Others


Elder Care

  • 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.


  • Be Well at Work Work/Life Program - services and programs around personal and family obligations and includes parenting resources and support groups.

  • 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.


Physical Health

COVID-19 Testing:

Health Insurance Wellness Programs: Online classes, webinars, tools and more.