Employee Assistance offers confidential in-person, video or telephone appointments Monday – Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. Berkeley Lab employees may schedule in-person/on-site appointments at Health Services in B26 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning in 2024. Other in-person appointments take place at UC Berkeley’s University Health Services, and video appointments take place using a HIPAA-compliant platform.
Comprehensive Counseling Services
Employee Assistance provides short-term counseling for a wide range of life stressors , including:
- Work-related stress
- Relationship/couples issues
- Parenting children and teenagers
- Elder and dependent adult care
- Depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems
- Grief and bereavement
- Alcohol, drug and other addictions
- Consultations and training services for faculty and staff management
EAP is available to all Berkeley Lab employees and their spouses/domestic partners and adult family dependents. Non-employees, such as UC faculty, graduate student research assistants (GSRAs), and students will be connected to their appropriate campus resources.
Services for Supervisors and Management
- Phone or in-person consultations
- Critical incident response following crisis events
- Workplace threat of violence assessment and management, in coordination with UCPD and UCB Behavioral Risk Assessment Team (BRAT)
- On-site small work group facilitation
- Workshops and training customized to department needs
- Educational materials
- Policy, program, and behavioral health benefits consultation
Services for Individuals
EAP offers a safe environment in which to discuss your concerns confidentially. EAP professionals are available to answer your questions, help set your priorities, and determine appropriate campus and community resources for you. EAP professionals offer their perspective on what is going on and will work collaboratively with you to develop an action plan to address the problems.
EAP has an extensive and well-researched directory of community resources to draw from when making referrals. In addition, EAP professionals have identified and liaised with qualified mental health and chemical dependency resources within the health plans available to faculty and staff. EAP professionals can assist you in finding providers who can meet your time, availability, diversity, and other special needs. Co-workers or colleagues who are concerned about someone they work with can also call the EAP to discuss how they may assist that person in getting the help they may need.
EAP professionals respond to individuals and work groups experiencing critical incidents or problems, such as a death at work or threat of violence.
Elder Care Program
The Elder Care Program offers confidential, free assistance to employees who are caring for or concerned about an elder or dependent adult with a wide range of issues, including:
- confidential counseling, consultation, assessment, and referral to local and long-distance resources
- consultation for supervisors, managers and colleagues regarding faculty and staff who are experiencing stress and/or performance problems due to care giving responsibilities
- informative workshops and webinars
Employee Assistance is a voluntary, confidential service. The counselor does not share information about you or your visits with anyone outside of Employee Assistance without your consent, or as required by law. Please note that email can be easily observed by a third party and confidentiality of email is not guaranteed.
Phone: (510) 643-7754
Web Site: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/bewellatwork/employee-assistance
University of California, Berkeley
University Health Services
Tang Center (3rd Floor)
2222 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720