Tools for Healthy Telecommuting

Well-being and self-care

To comply with shelter in place orders, many staff have shifted to full-time telecommuting. For some, working from home may be a new practice. Healthy telecommuting encompasses more than working remotely. It also embodies staying physically and mentally healthy. Below are some tips for your well-being.

CDC guidance on stress and coping during COVID-19

The uncertainty that comes with the outbreak can be stressful. The CDC provides insights on how stress might be affecting you and your loved ones and tips on coping with stress during these times.

Caring for children during a disaster

Many UCOP employees are balancing child care while working remotely. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has some tips for helping children with the emotional impact of traumatic events on children.

UCLA Free Guided Meditations and Mindfulness App

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center offers weekly, virtual, drop-in meditation. Or, you can access pre-recorded, guided meditations anytime on its website and free app (UCLA Mindful).

Drop-in meditation Link | UCLA Mindful app Link

Working remotely during COVID-19: Your mental health and well-being

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation reminds us that our mental health is as important as our physical health. The APA Foundation’s Center for Workplace Mental Health provides tips and on taking care of our mental health and well-being.

Faculty and staff assistance program

The FSAP consists of licensed mental health clinicians; services include individual counseling, consultation to managers and supervisors, and assisting in the investigation of threats and violence within the workplace.

Practice Gratitude

The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley shares what gratitude is, why we practice it, and how we cultivate it. To recognize someone immediately, send them a Gratitude Gram or better yet, let all of UCOP know you are grateful by submitting a Shout Out! to Link.

Gratitude Gram Link | Shout Out! Link

Sign up for the myStrength app PDF

myStrength is a free personalized, digital program that includes interactive activities, in-the-moment coping tools, inspirational resources, and community support. You can track preferences and goals, current emotional states, and ongoing life events to improve your awareness and change behaviors. myStrength includes dedicated resources for coping during COVID-19.

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Option B: Building Resilience

Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg and Wharton psychologist Adam Grant share their insights on building resilience in the face of setbacks and devastating events. Join Sheryl as she shares the sudden loss of her husband, and how she was able to persevere and build resilience.