Virtual Self-Care Wellness Resources

Virtual Self Care

'Stay at Home' Wellness. 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.




Upcoming LIVE Opportunities

*NEW - Working Well Remotely Webinar Series

EAP: Webinars - ongoing

UCI Campus Recreation: Test Kitchen Videos and Ask The Chef Events - ongoing

UCI Campus Recreation: 'Anteaters At Home' Live Streaming Free Fitness Classes - ongoing

UCI Division of Continuing Education: Live Professional Education Webinars - ongoing

UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute: Live Free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Series - ongoing

UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute: Live Free Mindfulness Meditations - ongoing

UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute: Free Live Virtual Well-being Services for UCI Employees - ongoing

Fidelity: Live Financial Education Webinars and 1-on-1 Virtual Appointments - ongoing

UC Medical Plans: Telehealth and Telemental Health Services - ongoing






Mental/Emotional Health

*NEW - Download Free myStrength app through your UC healthcare provider

*NEW - Join UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute Summer Mindfulness Programs for Teens & Adults with 15% off discount for UCI employees and students

*NEW - The UCI Counseling Center has put together a list of resources to cope with experiences of racism, as well as resources for being anti-racist and an Ally

ComPsych Guidance Resources®, your UCI Employee Assistance Program provides access to free, confidential virtual counseling services for you or your family

View the Coping with Uncertainty about the Coronavirus Webinar presented by ComPsych Guidance Resources, which includes practical tips for coping with uncertainty and re-establishing control

Explore additional EAP COVID-19 Resources including upcoming and recorded Webinars

View the entire EAP library of recorded on-demand and upcoming live Webinars on a variety of worklife topics

UCI Faculty/Staff Support Services offers free/confidential virtual consultation and assistance with connecting to mental health resources and referrals

UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute: 'Stay Home, Stay Well' website includes free access to information, articles, tips, videos, and live events

Explore the new OC COVID-19 website presented by UCI/UCI Health for the local community

UC Medical Plans offer Telemental Health Services

Read the UCI Health article, Coping With The Stress of COVID-19

Read the UCOP article, How to Live Well With Stress Even In The Coronavirus Era

Join the UCI Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion for Virtual Pet Therapy and Meditation Mondays on Instagram Live

UCI Wellness Adds Up is an online on-demand video library to help improve your mind, body, and spirit

View the Mindfulness in the Times of Stress Video presented by the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

Sign up for Free Online Mindfulness Classes with UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

Enjoy other non-UCI free, streaming resources and trials:



Fitness/Physical Activity

*NEW - Download Free myStrength app through your UC healthcare provider

*NEW - UC Kaiser Memebers now have free access to fitness classes with ClassPass

Explore 'Anteaters At Home' for online programs from UCI Campus Recreation, including live stream group exercise classes, workout videos, recipes, and eSports

Join UCI Campus Recreation @uciarc on Instagram for daily fitness videos and live streaming fitness classes 

Get your children moving with UCI Rec Kids at Home videos, campus, and activity recommendations

UCI Wellness Adds Up is an online on-demand video library to help improve your mind, body, and spirit

Get moving in your home office with ZOT Stretches from UCI Environmental Health & Safety

Follow Ergonomics Tips for Remote Work and Safe Work Practices at Home from UCI Environmental Health & Safety

Read the UCI Health Live Well Blog articles, 'Staying Active in a Pandemic',  'Beating the Quarantine 15' and 'Kids, Exercise and COVID-19'

Enjoy other non-UCI free, streaming workouts or free, streaming trials from many top fitness studios and apps:



Nutrition/Healthy Eating

*NEW - Download Free myStrength app through your UC healthcare provider

Explore Healthy Recipes from UCI Health listed by dietary consideration and food category

Get cooking with Healthy Recipes from all UC locations

Explore 'Anteaters At Home' for online programs from UCI Campus Recreation, including Anteater test kitchen programs and recipes

Learn how to cook by watching Cooking Videos provided by UCI Campus Recreation

View past UCI Culinary Medicine Classes and Recipes provided by UCI Campus Recreation and UCI Health Weight Management

Join the UCI Health Weight Management Virtual Spring Program with a 20% discount for UCI Employees

Explore Recipes to Make with Kids provided by UCI Health

Watch 'Cooking with the Professor' Videos, presented by the UCI Advisory Council on Campus Climate, CUlture and Inclusion, Illuminations, and the Humanities Center

View the 'What's Cooking' Vidoes developed by the UCI Humanities Center

Sign up to receive ideas from expert chefs and dietitians with Feed Your Potential 365, a partnership between UCI Dining partners Aramark and the American Heart Association

Enjoy cooking demo and recipes from UCI Research Park's Herb & Ranch Chef and Top Chef Alum, Brian Malarkey

Enjoy other non-UCI free, resources:



Financial Wellness

ComPsych Guidance Resources®, your UCI Employee Assistance Program offers virtual financial, legal and other financial resources

Fidelity offers virtual financial planning classes, Webinars, and 1-on-1 virtual appointments

Sign up for a free Bright Horizons (Sittercity and Years Ahead) Membership to find childcare including babysitting and nannies

Enroll your pet for discounted Nationwide Pet Insurance

Explore other UCI Perks & Discounts



Personal Growth

View live or recorded on-demand EAP Webinars on a variety of worklife topics

View the recorded UCI Human Resources/Mind Gym Virtual Work Environment Webinars

UCI Division of Continuing Education offers 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 Division of Continuing Education is providing UCI staff and faculty with unprecedented access to Udemy for Business's selection of more than 4,000 online courses

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

Access over 3,800 online courses from top-ranked universities all over the world with UCI On Coursera

UC Online Education provides a 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

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

Bright Horizons World at Home is a new way for parents to keep their children learning while at home

Enjoy other non-UCI free, streaming resources and trials: