healthy & well
AT LBNL

Welcome


Healthy & Well at LBNL is a centralized location for Lab staff to find support and resources to help build their health, wellness and well-being. The website is intended to get you thinking about the things you can do to foster health and wellness in your life - both at work and at home. In each section you’ll find a collection of resources from the Lab, UC Berkeley and the community that touch on different aspects of health and wellness.

Why does it matter?

You know the safety advice when flying “Secure your own oxygen mask before helping others”? The same goes for health and wellness – caring for ourselves is an integral part in caring for our families, friends and loved ones. Caring for ourselves gives us the capacity to better handle stressful or demanding situations both at home and work.

The site is a collaborative effort between Health Services, Human Resources and the IDEA Office to support the health and wellness of Berkeley Lab employees and their families. Questions? Please email us at IDEA@lbl.gov.

JUne resources

  • June is Men's Health Month
    June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating right.


  • Ergo Angle: Ergo on the Road
    How do we stay ergonomic in new set-ups, shared housing and hotels? These tips and tricks from the Ergo Team will keep you safe.


  • Benefits Corner: Upcoming Benefits Workshops
    The Benefits Office has compiled a great list of upcoming workshops: medical coverage for college bound kids, estate planning, and preparing for retirement.



  • Be Well at Work Elder Care Program
    The Elder Care program offers confidential, free assistance to Berkeley Lab employees who are caring for or concerned about an elder or dependent adult. The Elder Care Program offers:

    • Free, confidential counseling, consultation, assessment, and referral to local and long-distance resources.

    • Consultation for supervisors, managers and colleagues regarding faculty and staff who are experiencing stress and/or performance problems due to caregiving responsibilities.

    • Informative workshops and webinars.

  • Upcoming Events:
    Caregivers connect: Caregivers Connect is a support group for caregivers concerned about or caring for an elder or younger adult with a chronic health issue.

    • The group will meet virtually on the first Tuesday of the month, and the third Friday of the month from 11 am -12 pm.

    • To register, please email kpatchell@berkeley.edu


Eldercare Summer Program

This summer, Be Well at Work Elder Care Program will provide a three part experiential series targeting the emotional wellbeing of Family Caregivers.



  • Meditation of the month:
    Mindfulness is one of the greatest tools caregivers can develop to combat stress and uncomfortable feelings associated with being a Caregiver. The Zen Caregiver Project is offering various classes from May-July 2022 on Mindfulness as it relates to Caregiving: https://zencaregiving.org/events/

Event highlight

UC Moves 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | Virtual | 7 am - 7 pm

UC Moves @LBNL Flyer

Lace up those shoes, stretch out those legs, and get ready to join your co-workers in getting your body moving! UC Moves is an annual UC-wide well-being initiative that promotes wellness and an active lifestyle in the UC Community.

The event will be virtual again this year so you can choose 30-minutes of movement between 7 am - 7 pm on June 29th and then share your participation virtually on our KudoBoard.

Register HERE!

Be Well at Work Elder Care Caregiver Summer Series Event:
Moving Beyond the Burden of Guilt


Thursday, June 30th | 12:10 - 1:30 pm | via Zoom

Speaker: Pamela Wirth, Founder, Power of Nature Coaching


As caregivers we can become depleted and critical about falling short of unquestioned 'shoulds' and self imposed expectations. How might we shift into a more gentle and self-replenishing mode that allows our own wellbeing while taking care of others? This session will explore simple tools to help restore balance to body, mind and emotions. Please have pen and paper handy.


Email employeeassistance@berkeley.edu to Register


About the Speaker:

Pamela Wirth is a nature and forest therapy guide and Soulstream Method coach. Pamela is the creator of the Forest Bathing Podcast and director of the 2019 Forest Bathing International Conference. She has been involved as an advisor with the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy since its conception in 2011. Pamela is also a life long practitioner and occasional facilitator of somatic movement and yoga. “My mission is to serve others in re-aligning their relationships with self, others and the sentient, alive world of our beautiful planet.”

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