The Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center continues to offer its range of services during the current university health protocol, via secure and confidential Zoom connection.
Resources on Anti-Racism, and Opportunities for Creating Positive Change
Stanford Cardinal at Work Resources for You - get involved, learn more, take actions.
Stanford Cardinal at Work Tools for Managers - for having work group discussions
Stanford Black Staff Alliance - community events and connection
Black Lives Matter Resources - curated for education, activism, and self-care
IDEAL - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment
Staff Groups -- Diversity and Access Office providing all staff members with opportunities for professional, educational and social support.
Stress and Anxiety Relief
For Healthcare Providers --
- CDC on Managing Stress and Relief for Health Care Workers
- Healthcare Workers - free access to Talkspace
- Healthcare Workers - free access to Headspace Plus
- Healthcare Workers, MedPage Today resource on Staying Sane and Current On COVID-19
- First Responders, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, grocery clerks, mail carriers and delivery people on the front line -- two sources for dedicated low-cost individual and family therapy: Thrive Family Therapy and Corona Virus Online Therapy
For the Entire Stanford Community --
- Dr. David Spiegel, MD, Director, Stanford Center on Stress and Health, on Tips For Those Feeling Anxious About The Corona Virus
- Rosan Gomperts, Director, Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center, on Tips For Coping With Anxiety In The Face of COVID-19
- David Kessler (Interview), That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief
- Crisis 24/7 California Warm-Line
- For physical stress relief and well being: Stanford Virtual Recreation and Wellness
- BeWell Coronavirus Guide to Self-Care
- CDC on Managing Anxiety and Stress During a Pandemic
- Mindful.org on Coping with Zoom Exhaustion
- Headspace Plus Offered to Those Who are Unemployed
- How to find a telehealth therapist during sheltering in place.
Caregivers Stress Relief
- Roland Hsu, Counselor, Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center, on Tips for Caregivers
- Avenidas - Avenidas Without Walls
- Family Caregivers Alliance - Resources and Articles for Caregivers during Covid-19
- Science based insights for a meaningful life (free sign-up): Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life
- Local community Support and Volunteering
- Thoughts on reframing from Loneliness to Caring Connection
- Shelter-in-PEACE -- weekly guided meditation brought to you by Stanford's Tia Rich and Contemplation By Design.
- Headspace mindfulness app. Stanford Health Improvement program offers reduced rate access. Enter “headspace” in the search bar
- Insight Timer - free app with thousands of guided meditations. Use its search function according to your particular focus ie; anxiety; sleep, etc
- 10% Happier - free 3-month subscription via 10% Happier and Stanford Contemplation by Design!
- Awareness and Relaxation Training - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program with Robert Stahl with classes and training
- Self Compassion - guided meditation with Kristin Neff with self-paced exercises
- Mindful Self Compasion - guided meditation-based self-compassion with Christopher Germer with self-paced exercises
- Stanford Health Library - audio mindfulness, with brief and full-length meditations, free, open to the public, English / Spanish editions.
Families and Children
- Stanford Worklife COVID-19 Resources
LGTBQ Community Support
- LGTBQ Senior Community Support (Avenidas)
- The Trevor Project - call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386, chat online, or send a text to 678-678. Additional tips on how to cope with stress and anxiety during the outbreak
- LGBT National Help Center - call the national hotline at 888-843-4564, the youth talkline at 800-246-7743 or the senior hotline at 888-234-7243. Also chat online via their homepage
- If you are experiencing a crisis, call 9-1-1.
Additional Support Help Lines:
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara - connect with the emotional support or “warm line” at 1-408-453-0400, option 1. Also a guide on what to do here
- Crisis Support Services of Alameda County - call the 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-309-2131. The organization is also taking applications for call center volunteers
- San Francisco Suicide Prevention - call the crisis hotline at 415-781-0500 or text 'MYLIFE' to 741-741
- Contra Costa Crisis Center - area residents can call 211 or 800-833-2900. Also text 'HOPE' to 20121
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - call 1-800-273-8255 or chat online with a counselor. Also explore ways to care for your emotional well-being