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Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources for your mind & body

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Established in 1949, Mental Health Month seeks to put a spotlight on the importance of mental health and wellness and now more than ever, mental health is an important part of our lives and the lives of those we love and care for. To help, we’ve gathered a list of resources.

Lab & Community Mental Health Resources

The All Access Employee Resource Group Mental Health Initiative has put together a list of UC Berkeley/LBL employee resources, Bay Area resources and national hotlines and other mental health resources.

Employee Assistance Program Presentations

Since the beginning of the shelter-in-place response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Berkeley Lab has hosted a series of six talks by Craig Mielcarski, Director of UC Berkeley’s Employee Assistance Program and other staff members.

Balance Body & Mind – Join UCB’s WorkFit Classes!

WorkFIT, sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Department of Recreational Sports, is staffed by a team of certified personal trainers who deliver strength training, flexibility and general fitness classes throughout the week. During the Shelter-in-Place the classes have not only moved online, but are now free and open to public.

Resources from Kaiser Permanente

Talking to kids about mental health, relaxation tips and simple yoga poses.

The science-backed answer to how to be happy in quarantine

UC Riverside researchers who have studied people under quarantine in China say the best protection against COVID-19 stress is to participate in all-consuming activities.

Wellness in the New Normal Program

Hosted by the All Access Employee Resource Group’s Mental Health Initiative: Connect with fellow Berkeley Lab colleagues and join in on short facilitated discussions once every two weeks to share tips on being well throughout this challenging time. The sessions will be roughly 30 minutes each, during the lunch hour every other Tuesday.

Daily 10-Minute Stretch Breaks

Our fellow Berkeley Lab colleagues will be leading daily virtual sessions for a short stretch break in the morning. Join us on Zoom!

Meditation Monday, Wednesday & Friday

In collaboration with the LBNL Mindfulness Meditation Group and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office, we will be offering three Zoom-based meditations per week throughout the shelter-in-place.