Supporting Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Below are some resources for faculty, staff, and students from the Office of Risk Services, the campus community, sister campuses, government health agencies, and companies around the globe to help support your mental health and well-being.

How to care for yourself:


How to talk to others about risks and fears:


How to care for others:


usefulappsbold.pngMeditation and relaxation:

  • Calm has specific meditations, sleep stories, and music for free to support users during this time, plus other free content for a seven day trial
  • Headspace's free Weather the Storm meditations, plus other free content for a two week trial
  • Ten Percent Happier has a Coronavirus Sanity Guide with free meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks
  • UCLA Mindful App has free English and Spanish meditations

Coping with stress and anxiety:

  • Happify has free content available to help overcome negative thoughts during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • MindShift CBT has free content to help reduce worry, panic, and social anxiety
  • PsyberGuide helps you choose a Mental Health app that is best for you
  • Sanvello, an app with techniques for reducing and treating stress, anxiety, and depression, has free premium access through the COVID-19 crisis

Insomnia

  • CBT-i Coach has free cognitive behavioral therapy to help address insomnia

For more resources on how to support your own well-being, please visit our Virtual Wellness Resources page.


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For questions regarding wellness programming, please contact Jessica Bulleri, Wellness Coordinator at jbulleri@ucsc.edu, or questions regarding mental health wellness resources please contact Cindy Delgado, at cadelgad@ucsc.edu in the Office of Risk Services.