Be Well at Work

Faculty/Staff Health Programs at UC Berkeley

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In-Person and Virtual Faculty and Staff Monthly Meditation

In-Person: First Wednesday of each Month, 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Virtual: Third Thursday of each Month, 2 pm - 2:20 pm

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National Mental Health Awareness Month (May 2023)

Join Be Well at Work Employee Assistance for Mental Health Awareness Day on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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Webinar: Assessing and Addressing Your Mental Health

Wednesday, May 31st, 10 - 11 am via Zoom

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In-Person Event: Walking Meditation: Using Nature to Boost Your Mood

Wednesday, May 31st, 11:30 am - Noon, at the Staff Community Garden

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In-Person Event: Simple Practices for a Calmer Mind: Breathing and Grounding Techniques

Wednesday, May 31st, 12:15 - 12:45 pm, at the Staff Community Garden

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In-Person Event: UC Moves

Join us on Wednesday, June 14 for our annual UC Moves event! 12:10-1pm at Campanile

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In-Person Event: Staff Community Garden Special Volunteer Day

A great opportunity to check out the garden and get involved! June 22nd, 12:10 - 1 pm, UC Berkeley Staff Garden, by Mulford, Li Ka Shing, & Mulford Halls

Be Well at Work Faculty/Staff Health Programs improve employee health and well-being, leading to a more engaged and productive workforce. 

This is accomplished by providing prevention services addressing ergonomics, wellness, and work/life through a continuum of treatment services from employee assistance, occupational health, and disability services. Read about each program below.

Disability Management

Disability Management provides employees and departments with a full range of disability-related assistance and consultation, including workers’ compensation, injury prevention, return-to-work, transitional work, reasonable accommodation, and departmental training.

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Employee Assistance

Employee Assistance is the campus faculty/staff program providing free, confidential problem assessment and referral for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and postdocs. It is also the employee assistance program for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

To schedule an appointment with an Employee Assistance counselor, please contact us at (510) 643-7754 or email

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Elder Care

The Elder Care Program offers confidential, free assistance to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and postdocs who are caring for or concerned about an elder or dependent adult. We also provide services to employees of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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The Ergonomics Program promotes healthy campus work environments through workshops, consultation and coordination of the campus network of departmental computer workstation evaluators. Our goal is to help fit jobs to people.

Contact the Ergonomics Program by emailing

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Occupational Health

Occupational Health provides a full scope of services for employees at the University of California, Berkeley including treatment for work-related injuries, screenings for occupational needs, and information concerning health-related occupational hazards. 

To schedule an appointment, please call (510) 642-6891 for work-related injuries or illnesses. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.


The Wellness Program in partnership with several campus departments, strives to foster a healthy work environment and to provide tools and resources to enhance and support the health and well-being of faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and postdocs.

To contact the Wellness Team, please email

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The Work/Life Program identifies and recommends policies and practices, and develops services and programs that enable faculty and staff to be productive members of the campus community while meeting personal and family obligations.

If you are in need of parenting, familial, or financial wellness resources, please contact Karen Patchell at or call 510 642 8659.

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