March 2023

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UHS March 2023 Calendar

  • 2/27 - 3/5: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW Events + ED Support)
  • 3/1: First Day of Women's History Month
  • 3/1: We've Got The Power - EDAW Talking Circle for UC Berkeley students with The Renfrew Center, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm via Zoom. Register to attend.
  • 3/2: Drop-in Nutrition Counseling (virtual)
  • 3/3: Sexpert Education Clinic
  • 3/12: Daylight Saving Time starts (turn clocks ahead and lose an hour)
  • 3/12 - 3/18: National Sleep Awareness Week (Sleep Resources)
  • 3/20 - 3/24: Do You! Week at UC Berkeley
  • 3/22: Do You! Week Tabling Event on Sproul
  • 3/27 - 3/31: UC Berkeley Spring Break
  • 3/31: UHS CLOSED - Academic & Administrative Holiday (Cesar Chavez Day)
  • 3/31: Health Worker Program - application due
  • 4/1: UHS Urgent Care CLOSED
  • 4/7: Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP) - application due
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Reminder: Use HOF balance by May 12

Did you get an email at the beginning of the fall 2022 semester about HOF funding? Check your HOF Fund balance in your Cal 1 Card account and make sure you have used all of your allocated funds! Not sure what to use the funds for? The UHS Pharmacy sells over-the-counter products at discounted prices for students! Stop by to see what's available or visit the UHS website to see a list.

HOF is available on a first-come, first-served basis through May 12, 2023, or until the pool of funds is exhausted, whichever comes first.

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Sleeping Soundly

Sleeping soundly should come easy after a long day at school. But, for many of us, nighttime slumber is disrupted by thoughts of our "to-do" list, worries about our studies or workload, or interruptions from roommates, etc. One-third of all American adults experience an occasional or persistent sleep disturbance known as insomnia. According to modest estimates, at least 20-30 million Americans suffer from insomnia.

UHS has a variety of resources available for students including tips and techniques to help you sleep, ongoing Holistic Sleep Wellness group sessions, and students can also make an appointment with a mental health counselor or health coach to discuss ways to improve sleep.

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Body Diversity at UC Berkeley

Healthy bodies come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities. In recognition of this year's Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW), Feb 27-March 5, the UC Berkeley Body Diversity and Weight Inclusion Work Group invites you to take a few simple steps: 

Share your thoughts

Attend EDAW events

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Know the resources

  • For students who are struggling with disordered eating or eating disorders, the UHS Eating Disorders Team is a good place to start. To talk with an ED counselor or learn more about ED services, call Social Services at (510) 642-6074.

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Sign up to be a Health Worker

Want to connect with other students and promote health in the Res Halls, I-House, Bowles, and Academic Departments? If you answered yes, then sign up to be a health worker! Health Workers at UC Berkeley provide peer advising and health education in their communities in order to help students find resources and build wellness practices.

Applications are due on Thursday, March 31, 2023. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. See details and apply at >

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Promote sex positivity and reduce harm with SHEP

Interested in joining the UHS Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP)? We are now recruiting student "Sexperts" or peer health educators dedicated to promoting sex positivity and harm reduction at UC Berkeley. Students receive training and support from UHS Sexual Health Coach Robin Mills.

Applications are due on April 7, 2023. See details and apply at If you have any questions or concerns contact Robin Mills, SHEP Staff Coordinator, at

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Enjoy your spring break!

We hope you are able to rest, relax and rejuvenate during spring break. According to Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, there are 7 types of rest. Which one do you need?

  • Physical rest (passive or active) - sleeping, napping, yoga, stretching, and massage therapy.
  • Mental rest - taking short breaks throughout the day, doing wellness practices, or journaling before bedtime.
  • Sensory rest - rest from lights, computer screens, noise, etc. 
  • Creative rest - surrounding yourself with inspiration while simultaneously taking the pressure off of having to "do" something with it.
  • Emotional rest - space to be authentic or with people who provide emotional peace.
  • Social rest - recharging your "social battery."
  • Spiritual rest - prayer, meditation, volunteering, nature retreat, etc.

Saundra Dalton-Smith MD is a physician, researcher and the author of the book "Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity." 

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