News

January 20, 2017

Sharing this spring’s health programs with your team. Be Well at Work – Faculty/Staff Health Programs is offering a vast array of workshops, classes and programs this spring to prevent injuries and promote health improvement. This spring’s feature is a healthy lifestyle program on prediabetes prevention with an optional, fasting blood sugar screening.

January 19, 2017

Make 2017 your healthiest year yet! Find ways to boost your health and well-being with the University Health Services, Tang Center. 1. Find the nearest REST Zone. Next time you're at Tang, take a break in our stress-relieving massage chairs. Need a nap? Stop by the newest REST Zone at Moffitt Library for nap pods and lounge chairs, or find the REST Zone nearest you on the Berkeley Nap Map.

January 17, 2017

Ask a Question, Save a Life - Over the last few years you may have become acquainted with the Look for the Signs App (for students) or the mental health guides (for faculty/staff/GSIs) to assist you in helping someone in distress. One component of that help is understanding when a student may be in danger of suicide.

December 21, 2016

Happy New Year! Be Well at Work – Faculty/Staff Health Programs is offering a vast array of workshops, classes and programs this spring to prevent injuries and promote health improvement. Spring 2017 Staff Career Development Workshops open for registration! Hold your spot before winter break ends! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

December 12, 2016

Take care of yourself, each other and our community

December 9, 2016

My boyfriend and I have been in a relationship for almost 3 years and even though I really care about him, I think I’m interested in seeing other people. He’s great but I’m starting to wonder what I may be missing out on. Any advice?

November 22, 2016

Make your holiday parties fun and healthy! UC Berkeley has a long-standing commitment to promoting healthy eating and active living. | UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) Class – The Pension Plan | Spring 2017 Staff Career Development Workshops open for registration!

November 18, 2016

I’m going to be around campus for the Thanksgiving holiday. This is my first year at Cal and away from home. What should I expect? What is there to do?

November 15, 2016

Q: I don’t have a lot of money for food. How can I eat well on a tight budget? A: Unreliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food - aka food insecurity - is an unfortunate reality for many UC students. Food and other basic needs insecurity among students is gaining attention of campus and state leaders, and efforts are underway to improve the problem from many angles.

We hate to admit it, but we all love to complain! This is perhaps due to living in a society where seeing glass half empty is the automatic norm. Although initially it may be difficult to do, we must train ourselves to appreciate the things we do have in order to achieve happiness and satisfaction in life. You have the power to make a positive change in your life all on your own!

Here are 7 scientifically proven benefits of expressing one’s gratitude:

November 11, 2016

Being a transfer student sucks. It’s almost the end of my first semester and I don’t feel like I have made very much progress socially (or academically, really). Any tips?

November 9, 2016

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) counselors have heard from students throughout this election cycle about the impact the rhetoric and conversations are having on their lives, their stress levels and their emotional wellness.

CPS is working with the Dean of Students office and various advising offices on-campus to find spaces for students to process their reactions to yesterday's election and in some of them there will be counselors available.

November 4, 2016

My roommate and I are on two different schedules. I’m up early getting ready for 8am’s and he tends to get back to the apartment late- plus, he’s a night owl. He’s gotten upset with me in the past for making noise "too early” and honestly, he wakes me up at times when he’s up late at night. What can I do about this?

November 1, 2016

http://www.directingchange.org/

Directing Change is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement and statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students.

October 31, 2016

The student-led Crohn's and Colitis (IBD) Support Group held at the Tang Center is back this semester. 

Upcoming dates: 

  • Friday, November 4
  • Friday, November 18
  • Friday, December 2

The group is held in the Tang Center, on the first floor in the Education Center from 6-7pm. 

October 28, 2016

I’ve changed my major twice already and am thinking about changing it for a third time. I feel confident that I’m making the right choice this time, my only problem is that I haven’t told my parents yet. They’ve freaked out on me already for not sticking with one major and I don’t know how to bring the conversation up again. I’m nervous because I don’t want them to see me as flaky or irresponsible. How can I talk to them about it?

October 21, 2016

Dorm plague is rampant in unit 3. How can I best prevent myself from catching what others have?

October 20, 2016

Physical therapists treat pain through movement and exercise, helping patients improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Physical therapists also educate their patients about pain, which is known to improve outcomes.

October 18, 2016

KEYS Training – What supervisors need to know – The KEYS Risk Management Track trains supervisors in a continuum of skills including creating a healthy workplace, preventing injuries, and managing the disability process. | Does your department have a Computer Workstation Evaluator? The University relies on a network of trained Computer Workstation Evaluators to perform basic workstation evaluations within their own departments. | Does your team have a wellness ambassador? Wellness ambassadors are faculty or staff volunteers who help create a safe and healthy workplace in their unit by committing as little as an hour each month to promote the campus’ health and wellness programs.

October 17, 2016

Did you see last week's Berkeleyside article about the rise in alcohol abuse statistics at Cal?