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Well-Being and Resources

​Supporting and caring for Department of Pediatrics' faculty and staff is our top priority. Find the resources you need for yourself and your loved ones or connect with us through Connecting Conversations peer support program.       

Well-Being and Mental Health

UCSD HEAR Program The UC San Diego Healer Education Assessment and Referral (HEAR) program was created to offer confidential support and resources to those who may be dealing with personal and emotional challenges
UCSD Center for Mindfulness  CFM is a multi-faceted program of professional training, education, research, and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness and compassion into all aspects of society. Visit their resources page or view their courses and registration page.
UCSD Compassion Cultivation Training This program is designed for members of the general public, as well as for professionals who wish cultivate compassion for themselves or others
UCSD Health Benefits  Therapists and counselors through your mental health benefits
UCSD FSAP  The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a confidential service designed to help campus employees* and the members of their immediate household resolve concerns that may be affecting personal well-being and/ or job performance
UCSD Health Employee Wellness  Wellness resources for Health employees
UCSD Physician Wellness  Wellness resources for UCSDH Physicians
Free Confidential Physician Support Line  (Peer Support staffed by Volunteer Psychiatrists) 8am-12 am EST 7 days a week
OPTUM Live and Work Well  Find articles, self-care tooks, caring providers, and other mental health resources  Free 25 min Resilience Coaching sessions for physicians and healthcare workers
Headspace App  Headspace is a free app that provides you the tools and resources to look after your mind
InsightTimer  Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress

Physical Health

Family and Childcare

Dept of Pediatrics Family Care Support Initiative  This initiative was created to support faculty who are encountering child care or elder care challenges and stress due to COVID-19.
UCSD Early Care & Education Virtual Classrooms 
UC Bright Horizons Care Advantage  A UC sponsored benefit to help eligible employees access care for all members of their family (child, senior and pet) for UC Employees  Free access to Sittercity's extensive database of babysitters, nannies, elder companions, pet sitters, and housekeepers through your Bright Horizons benefits
Family Care Resources through UCNet 
National Parents Union  Online learning resources for parents

COVID-19 Helpful Resources

UCSD Coronavirus updates for UC employees  The University of California is vigilantly monitoring and responding to new information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has been declared a global health emergency
UCSD Center for Mindfulness The Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion, and the Compassion Institute are working together to provide daily streams and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions to provide resources and online support to those affected
UCSD Psychiatry Emotional Support Email with your name, phone number, email, and requested time for phone call
UCSD Resources for Families at Home  Dedicated page for UCSD childcare and remote work resources
UCSD Health Breathing Exercise for Managing Anxiety  In this video, Laura Sudano, PhD, UC San Diego Health psychologist, guides you through a short breathing exercise to help you get centered
UCSF Webinar  Emotional Well-Being During the Covid Crisis for Healthcare Providers
CMA Resource Guide: Parenting and COVID-19  The California Medical Association has compiled a list of tips and resources for parents to help them talk to their kids about COVID-19
YMCA Childcare Resource Service  YMCA is offering enhanced child care referral services to help essential critical infrastructure workers, health care workers, and first responders find licensed daycare and child care in San Diego County
Keeping Well in COVID  Resources for Healthcare Professionals

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