Virtual Self-Care Wellness Resources

Virtual Self Care

Self-care is making yourself a priority in an everyday way, especially when working from home. As a part of the UCI Community, Faculty, Staff, and Retirees have many virtual wellness resources available to them on-demand.

Helping our UC community stay strong. Many UC locations have built and compiled tools, articles and videos for promoting well-being during this trying time. Explore other UC resources.

Updated 5.14.21





Mental/Emotional Health

ON-DEMAND AND LIVE UCI RESOURCES

Mindfulness Classes & Courses - multiple ongoing mindfulness classes and courses available. 15% discount for UCI employees and students. Offered by the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

Mindfulness in Times of Stress Video - video on internal aspect of stress and how to navigate presented by the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

Mindfulness Meditations - free weekday livestream mindful meditations. Offered by the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

myStrength app - personalized digital app that includes interactive activities, in-the-moment coping tools, inspirational resources, and community support. Free through your UC health plan

UCI Employee Assistance Program Webinars - view entire library of recorded on-demand and upcoming live work-life Webinars

UCI Working Well Remotely Webinars - view recorded and upcoming live Webinars that provide you with guidance on self-care and support you through ongoing times of change and uncertainty

Wellness Adds Up Videos - on-demand video library created by UCI Campus Recreation to help improve your mind, body, and spirit, including a section on Stress Management and Motivation

Yoga Therapy - receive an individualized therapeutic plan customized to meet your specific health needs. Free virtual small group classes available through March 2021. Offered by the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

COUNSELING AND CONSULTATION

UCI Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - access to free, confidential virtual counseling services for UCI employees and their families. Provided by ComPsych Guidance Resources

Mental Health Telehealth Services - phone and/or video options for behavioral health advice and care offered by UC health plans

UCI Faculty and Staff Support Services - free/confidential virtual consultation and assistance with connecting to mental health resources and referrals for UCI faculty and staff

ARTICLES & TIPS

Coping With The Stress of COVID-19 Article - helpful tips for quarantined, social distances, and parents. Written by UCI Health

How to Live Well With Stress Even In The Coronavirus Era Article - UC article on how to effectively manage and better understand stress

ADDITIONAL NON-UCI RESOURCES


Fitness/Physical Activity

ON-DEMAND AND LIVE UCI RESOURCES

Ant Trails Walking Maps - walking maps around the UCI campus and UCI Medical Center

Anteaters At Home Fitness Videos - on-demand fitness videos including F45 and yoga offered by UCI Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation Live - live virtual group fitness classes. Free for ARC members. Non-member, UCI employees must purchase virtual class pass to access unlimited classes each quarter

Meaningful Mile Campus Walking Maps - multiple 1 mile loops with UCI campus landmarks

UCI Research Park Walking Map - printable map with estimate times and distances around UCI Research Park

UCI Wellness Adds Up - on-demand video library created by UCI Campus Recreation with sections on Flexibility and Strength

Workplace Mobility Stretches - printable poster to help promote movement during your workday

Yoga Therapy - receive an individualized therapeutic plan customized to meet your specific health needs. Free virtual small group classes available through March 2021. Offered by the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

ZOT Stretches - printable stretches to get moving in your home office

ARTICLES & TIPS

Beating the Quarantine 15 - tips for managing your weight during a difficult time provided by UCI Health Live Well

Ergonomics Tips for Remote Work - tips to set up your home workstation, be mindful of posture, and stretch break software available from UCI Environmental Health & Safety

Kids, Exercise and COVID-19 - UCI Health Live Well’s article to get housebound children moving

Safe Work Practices at Home - tips and checklist to prepare and maintain a safe workspace in your home environment from UCI Environmental Health & Safety

Staying Active in a Pandemictips on staying physically active during the pandemic provided by UCI Health Live Well

ADDITIONAL NON-UCI RESOURCES


Nutrition/Healthy Eating

Anteater Test Kitchen - cooking demonstrations, chef resource hours, and recipes provided by UCI Campus Recreation

Cooking with the Professor - recorded cooking sessions of variety of simple dishes from different cultural traditions with UCI Professors

Feed Your Potential 365 - inspiring ideas from expert chefs and dietitians to make healthy food, nutrition and lifestyle choices from UCI Dining partners, Aramark

Healthy Recipes from UCI Health - recipes categorized by dietary consideration and food category from UCI Health

Recipes to Make with Kids -  tasty and healthy budget-friendly dishes your kids will love to make from UCI Health Live Well Blog

UC Healthy Recipes - ideas for healthy, delicious meals can be found throughout UC locations

UCI Culinary Medicine Classes and Recipes -  monthly live virtual events with chef demonstrating a relevant daily meal plan consisting of breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes

UCI Health Weight Management Program - personalized plan to help lose weight and be a healthier you

UCI Live Well Blog - Blog and healthy recipes monthly published by UCI Health

UCI Research Park's Herb & Ranch Chef Cooking Demo - make Tuna Melt with Top Chef Alum, Brian Malarkey

Wellness Adds Up Videos - on-demand video library created by UCI Campus Recreation which includes a variety of nutrition videos offering simple changes to positively impact your diet

UC Master Food Preserver Recipes - collection of research-based recipes from University Extension offices and Ball provides a variety of ways to preserve your fresh produce


Financial Wellness

Bright Horizons Back Up Care and Additional Family Supports Program -  subsidized back up child and adult care as well as discounts on many family care resources

College Savings Plan Webinars - learn more about the state-sponsored, tax-advantaged 529 college saving plan

Fidelity Financial Wellness Services - offers virtual financial planning classes, webinars, and 1-on-1 appointments

My UC Retirement - learn more about the UC Retirement benefits and savings programs to help you plan for retirement, available to UC members

Nationwide Pet Insurance - discounted pet insurance for UCI employees

UCI Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - offers virtual financial, legal and other financial resources for UCI employees and their families. Provided by ComPsych Guidance Resources

UCI Perks & Discounts - explore more UCI affiliated discounts 


Personal Growth

Bright Horizons - offers resources for you and your family including at home learning activities and educational apps

Bright Horizons World at Home - stay connected and support your child’s learning while staying at home

Coursera UCI - offers the UCI Community free access to build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees

How Coronavirus is Transforming Work and What You Can Do About It Webinar - view recorded Webinars to help address and support current work environments

Making Virtual Work Webinar - view recorded Webinars to help address and support current work environments

UC Online Education - enroll in online courses to progress in degrees. 33% discount on the cost of UCOE online courses to full and part time faculty and staff, their spouses, domestic partners and eligible dependent children

UC TV - curated collection of videos on integrative medicine, featuring evidence-based research showing how a whole-systems healthcare approach protects the mind, body and spirit

UCI Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Webinars - watch live and recorded webinars on communication skills, personal development, and other worklife topics

UCI Division of Continuing Education -  free access to upcoming live and on-demand events on a variety of personal and professional topics and a 50% discount on online certificate program course fees

UCI Working Well Remotely Webinars - view recorded and upcoming live webinars that provide you with guidance on self-care and support you through ongoing times of change and uncertainty

Udemy for Business -free access to more than 5,500 online skillset courses for UCI staff and faculty

Wellness Adds Up Videos - video library created by UCI Campus Recreation to help improve your mind, body, and spirit including a section on motivational practices to enhance your personal growth