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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 […]

Wellness in the New Normal Program – May 26, 2020

Are you looking for ways to improve handling the stress of shelter in place?  Have you found approaches that enhance your resilience around the challenges of working from home that you can share? Connect with fellow Berkeley Lab colleagues and join in on short facilitated discussions once  every two weeks to share tips on being […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: 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 talks by Craig Mielcarski, Director of UC Berkeley’s Employee Assistance Program and other staff members. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and to make these talks easier to find, we’ve listed them all here. Navigating the Emotional […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: 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. What’s New? Monday Night Dance Jam is […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: Talking to kids about mental health, relaxation tips, simple yoga poses

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. Here are a few tips from Kaiser Permanente: Find your words: How to talk about mental health with a child Right now is a crucial time to check in on […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: 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. In fact, finding the right activity could mean you experience the same well-being during the long quarantine as you would when not in quarantine, UC Riverside psychology researcher Kate Sweeny asserts. […]

Mental Health Month: 3Q4 Leticia Ericson on COVID-19 & Family Stress

Meet Leticia Ericson of the Lab’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (EEO/AA). The office works to prevent and protect Lab community members from discrimination and ensure their access to equal opportunities. The Lab’s EEO/AA program also oversees Title IX  reporting requirements, which includes domestic abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. An increase in […]

Be Well at Work Presents Mindful Moments

Wednesday Wellness at 1 pm and Friday Fun at 4 pm, 15 min. ZOOM LINK Presented by Julia Anable, PhD, Be Well At Work – Employee Assistance Join Be Well at Work – Employee Assistance every Wednesday and Friday, through June 26th, for guided mindfulness meditations! These 15-minute meditations will be restorative and relaxing, offering […]

New: Parents Network for Lab Employees – April 23, 2020

Berkeley Lab is launching a Parents Network for employees. The objective is for members to share tips, resources, activity ideas, and other helpful tools for supporting parents and their families, especially given the current challenges with shelter in place. Resources shared can be internal or external to the Lab. This will be an informal group […]

Mental Health Webinar – June 12, 2019

Mental Health Webinar: June 12 from 10:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m. PT US Dept of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), in partnership with Getting Hired, will present a webinar on “Tips for Creating a Mental Health Friendly Workplace” on Tuesday, June 12. The webinar will discuss the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability […]