healthy & well


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


Each month we'll bring you several areas of health & wellness to focus on in your own life.

  • September is Flu Awareness Month
    Along with the flu, this fall and winter may bring a new wave of COVID-19 cases. A flu vaccine can reduce the risk of the flu and help conserve potentially scarce health care resources needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about the flu vaccine.

  • Explore your Health Plan's Wellness Benefits
    All UC health plans offer wellness benefits--such as wellness coaching, classes, and discounts. Explore what your health plan offers on a new website created by UC Berkeley: Health Plan Resources.

  • Ergo Angle: Lighting, Glare and Vision
    Days are getting shorter and nights longer, we have longer shadows and more intense glare through our windows that can make for squinting dry eyes and fatigue as we struggle to see our computer screens! This month, we take a hard look at glare, lighting and vision.

Additional Resources

Upcoming Events

Free 8 Session Smoking Cessation Program this Fall for Bay Area Residents

Are you ready to QUIT smoking? The City of Berkeley Public Health Can Help!

Register now for a FREE 8-session smoking cessation program (Those who complete the class will get a $25 gift card to either Safeway or Berkeley Bowl.)

Where: Through Video Conference (class login information given after registration is complete)
Who: ANYONE 18+ who is ready to quit smoking for good and lives in Berkeley or the Bay Area
When: Sept: 23, 30, Oct: 7, 14, 18, 21, 28 Nov: 4 (Evenings from 6-8pm) *Thursday classes except for 1 Monday on 10/18/2021

To REGISTER click on this intake form link or cut and paste the following web address into your internet search browser:

Flyer. For more information: Call: (510) 981-5330 or E-mail:

Lunchtime Wellness Recharge

Friday, September 24

12:00 – 12:50pm

Take a break and join us for the Lunchtime Wellness Recharge! We will review the September resources from Health Services and the Benefits Office and spend some time stretching, practicing a little mindfulness, and taking a mental health break with an awe-inspiring virtual visit to beautiful place.

Be Well at Work - Fall Workshops

To register, log into the UC Learning Center (this is for LBL employees) and search for the name of the workshop.

Elder Care

  • Essential Legal Planning Mon 10/4; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Who Will Care for Me? Thu 11/18; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Dementia: A Primer for Family Caregivers Mon 12/6; 12:10 – 1:30 pm


  • Tackling Tough Conversations with Tweens and Teens - Wed 9/22; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Planning Your Pregnancy Leave Thu 9/30; 12:10 - 1pm

  • Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School - Thu 10/7; 1 – 4:15 pm

  • Understanding and Creating Listening Partnerships Tue 10/12; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Looking to Nature as the New Normal Wed 10/27; 12:10 – 1 pm

Financial Wellness

  • Starting Your Investment Portfolio Tue 9/28; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Investing in the UC Retirement Savings Program Tue 10/26; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Maximize Social Security in Retirement Tue 12/7: 12:10 – 1:30 pm

Interested in adding the Healthy & Well at LBL events to your calendar? Just click on the blue + sign in the lower right hand corner of the calendar above and you'll be able to view our events from your Google calendar.