Health, Wellness and Family Support

Wellness Resources


Friends of the Semel Institute Open Mind Series

The Open Mind brings together thought leaders in science and culture for relevant and meaningful programs about mental health!


UCLA Arts and Healing

Created in 2020 at the start of the pandemic, this free, online series supports the resilience of our global community through social emotional arts


SAIL Program

SAIL is an evidence-based exercise program that increases strength, balance, and fitness in adults 65+


MARC mindfulness

The mission of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is to disseminate mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research. Podcast, free classes, retreats, drop-in meditation


UCLA Depression Grand Challenge

A global research initiative seeking to Understand, prevent and treat the world’s greatest health problem- depression.


UCLA Center for Human Nutrition

The UCLA Center for Human Nutrition is a leader in both research and clinical care settings with the goal of advancing knowledge and treatment in variety of nutrition-related health issues including obesity, metabolic disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer


UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative

The overall mission of the UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative is to foster comprehensive approaches to optimize health and wellness. The aim is to promote and advance evidence-based integrative methods and empower individuals to actively participate in their own well-being

The UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative is comprised of the following programs:


UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute

The UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute is a new interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the research, education, and practice of kindness, with the goal of empowering citizens and leaders to invest in building more humane societies


The U Bar

The U Bar is a virtual health technology station designed to help patients manage their health, wellness, and fitness goals by downloading health-related apps onto their mobile devices


Coping and Relaxation Resources


Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Coping and Relaxation Services


Support Groups

UCLA Health and its community partners offer a number of support groups, available in person and virtually, designed to support and inform patients, families and caregivers coping with a variety of diagnoses, including Alzheimer's and dementia, heart disease, Parkinsonian disorders and others


Apps for relaxation and coping


UCLA Mindful Awareness Drop-in Meditations at the Hammer

Each drop-in has a different theme and usually includes introductory comments, guided meditation, silent practice time, and closing comments. Each also offers a new daily life practice for the week.


Dementia Family Caregiver Support Groups

In collaboration with the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program, the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Care offer family caregiver support groups. These groups offer a supportive environment to share, learn, listen and gain emotional support from others who are caring for someone with dementia