College of Education Self-Care

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SUN Program

Welcome to our College of Education Self-care Initiative, informally called Self-care for U at Northridge, the SUN Program.

It is so wonderful that you are considering self-care as an important way to care for yourself and keep balance and health in your life. Self-care means taking responsibility for yourself to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle at work and in your personal world through individually determined, proactive activities. You are at your best when you attend to yourself in equal measure to others in day-to-day living! 

Self-Care News

Self-care: Student well-being during COVID

September 13, 2021

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Have you wondered how our students in higher education are faring in social emotional functioning during the pandemic? Not so well, it turns out. Students have reported increased anxiety, loneliness, depression, worries for the health of loved ones, strained familial relationships, and difficulty completing the semester virtually from home, according to a majority of students surveyed in a recent study in BMCPsychology titled the “Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of US college students.” Read more

Self-care: Reconnecting safely

August 30, 2021

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The new academic year has arrived, and with it comes opportunities to reconnect with colleagues, students, and friends in the workplace. “Connection with people is an inherent aspect of our human society. We seek out and lean on human interaction when we are experiencing the stress of life's challenges. This biological programming drives us to gather in groups, usually shielding us from mental and physical harm. The COVID-19 pandemic challenges us to be creative in how we maintain our social connections, and manage our mental and physical health,” states Jennifer Wickham, a licensed professional counselor, in her article in the Mayo Clinic Heath System Journal. Read more

Self-care: Creating Space in the workplace

August 23, 2021

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As we begin the 2021-22 academic year still facing many workplace challenges, it is critical that self-care is a part of our daily routine to move forward in a healthy and balanced way. Self-care is especially important because the pandemic has exacerbated job related burnout.  Read more


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