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Faculty/Staff Wellness

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Contact the Wellness Team

Location:
Suite 3100 Tang Center

Contact Info:

Carla Jackson, Worksite Wellness Specialist
ckjackson@berkeley.edu

General: Wellnessfacstaff@berkeley.edu
Breastfeeding Support: breastfeeding@lists.berkeley.edu

(510) 643-4646

Mailing Address:
University Health Services, Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Way, Suite 3100
Berkeley, CA 94720-4300
Fax: (510) 642-7411

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RSSP/Facilities Services

The resources here are designed for Staff members working in RSSP and Facilities  Services. They can be easily navigated and accessed from a computer kiosk or smartphone and provide the most current information for wellness programs and services specifically designed with RSSP and FS staff in mind.

Healthy Holiday Challenge

About the Healthy Holiday Challenge 

Registration 

Postcards and Newsletters

  • Come back and visit once the challenge begins! 

Stretch & Flex

What is Stretch & Flex?

This program provides staff with a structured way to warm up and stretch at the beginning of the work shift.  Exercising before starting work prepares the body for the physical demands of daily tasks. 

Videos of Exercises

  • Warm up - Warm up exercises move all of the major joints in the body to activate muscles and prepare for activity. Do them slowly and with control. 
  • Stretches - These stretches target all the major muscle groups in the body.  When you stretch, be gentle so that you feel a sensation that is easy to tolerate and not pain.  Hold each stretch for 20-30 seconds, without bouncing, to reduce muscle tension.

Posters of Exercises

  • Warm up - Warm up exercises move all of the major joints in the body to activate muscles and prepare for activity. Do them slowly and with control. 
  • Stretches - These stretches target all the major muscle groups in the body.  When you stretch, be gentle so that you feel a sensation that is easy to tolerate and not pain.  Hold each stretch for 20-30 seconds, without bouncing, to reduce muscle tension.

Video Library

Progressive Relaxation

Tennis Ball Roll-Out

Ready Set Pause Breathe

Ready Set Pause Plan

Health Topics

Stress Management 

Food Pantry

Fall Hours

About the Food Pantry


The Food Pantry is an emergency food relief supply for all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate and graduate), staff, visiting scholars, researchers, postdocs, and faculty. Go to the Check-in desk at the b-North entrance, in the MLK Student Union 1st floor, near the stairs to upper Sproul Plaza.

Visitors are welcome to come once per week and take as much as needed while being mindful that it is a shared community resource for emergencies.

The Pantry operates on a self-assessed need basis. There are no eligibility requirements and all you need is your Cal ID. 

UC Berkeley Food Pantry
basicneeds.berkeley.edu/pantry
MLK Student Union
2495 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

How to Access the Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is now using QLess!

  • What is QLess? QLess is a web-based system where you can wait in a virtual line rather than an in-person line. We are only taking those that join the QLess line, but you can join with or without a phone!
  • How does QLess work? Once you join our virtual QLess line, you will receive a text message when it's time for you to come to the Food Pantry! Once you come, you scan your Cal ID card and continue through the Pantry.
  • How do I join the QLess line? You can join in 3 ways: signing up at the iPad at the Food Pantry, scanning the QR code near the Food Pantry, or by using this link: bit.ly/bncQLESS.
  • You can only join the QLess Line once the Food Pantry opens

Diabetes Prevention Program

Am I Eligible?

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program for employees who are pre-diabetic or at risk for Type 2 diabetes. Programs are starting soon for employees in RSSP and Facilities Services who have a BMI of 25 or over (23 or greater for those of Asian descent) and have one of the following:

1. Past diagnosis of gestational diabetes

2. A blood test with a prediabetes diagnosis in the last year

  • Fasting glucose of 100 to 125 mg/dl
  • Plasma glucose of 140 to 199 mg/dl 
  • A1c of 5.7 to 6.4

3. A score of 5 or greater according to the Risk Test

Diabetes Risk Test 

Sign Up Here!

RSSP Employees register here! The program will begin on October 5 and will be held on Wednesdays at 2pm. 

Are you part of Facilities Services/Campus Operations and interested in joining an upcoming program? Fill out this interest form for our DPP program beginning early 2023. 

For more information, contact Carla Jackson at ckjackson@berkeley.edu