Self-Care Tips and Resources

As we continue to respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s especially important to practice and maintain self-care. Remember, help yourself before you help others.

SHR has gathered some resources that may be helpful for your self-care routine. If you have any that you’d like to add, please send them to: for consideration.

Sincere thanks to those folks who contributed their tips and resources for this page!

Emotional/Behavioral & Physical Health

Team Building 

  • Try this online Pictionary type game.
    Could be used as an ice breaker for Zoom meetings or perhaps as a way to reset the mind for a few minutes during hectic Zoom meeting days.
  • Standing Lunchtime Zoom Hangouts
    This can be a great way to socialize and connect. Folks can drop in and out of these informal (but socially distant) gatherings.

Education & Learning

  • Learning & Development has its own page. L&D posts a monthly calendar listing trainings. While March was sparse as a result of COVID-19, there are trainings calendared for April, some of which are webinars.
  • MOOC catalogues an array of free, online Ivy League courses.
  • UC Learning Center can also be a vital resource for training and educational opportunities.


  • Planet Fitness has free “work in” online workouts.
  • 24 Hour Fitness members have access to online workouts through its “24GO” app.
  • Try YouTube for body weight workouts or yoga.


  • UCSC benefit hub offers discounts and specials that are updated periodically.