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Resources For Support During Challenging Times

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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.

Stanford University’s Updated Health Alerts

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 --

For the Entire Stanford Community --

Caregivers Stress Relief

Community Connection


  • Meditations -- For Uncertain Times, from the New York Times
  • 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 Compassion - 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

LGTBQ Community Support

Crisis Support

  • If you are experiencing a crisis, call 9-1-1.

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