Beyonce’s BeyGood and Jack Dorsey’s Start Small partner with UCLA to offer new COVID-19 online toolkit

April 23, 2020

STAND Together during COVID-19

In response to the enormous and immediate need for support during COVID-19, UCLA partnered with Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD initiative and Jack Dorsey’s Start Small fund to create an online COVID-19 Care Package. UCLA Depression Grand Challenge’s (DGC) self-guided website provides self-care strategies and exercises based on research-backed cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help people struggling with stress and anxiety brought on or worsened by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The first installment of the COVID-19 Care Package includes five tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety, stress and sadness and a video featuring DGC Co-Director, Michelle Craske. New materials will be posted over the next few weeks covering topics such as the following.

– Managing worries
– Maintaining a balanced news diet
– Creating order when you feel overwhelmed
– Finding balance when stretched too thin
– Managing anxiety with going back to work
– Recovering from stress and trauma
– Moving past regret from canceled plans
– Staying calm and managing fears
– Reducing loneliness and feelings of isolation

To receive notifications when new COVID-19 Care Package topics are made available, please subscribe to the DGC’s newsletter.

Additional coverage:
UCLA Teams Up With Beyonce Initiative To Offer Free Online Mental Health Tools During Coronavirus Pandemic CBS Los Angeles, 27 April 2020
Depression Grand Challenge Newsletter Issue #9 – STAND Together during COVID-19 UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, 24 April 2020
BeyGOOD, an initiative founded by Beyoncé, and UCLA offer COVID-19 online toolkit for mental wellness UCLA Newsroom, 23 April 2020
Beyoncé Details $6 Million COVID-19 Relief Effort Rolling Stone, 23 April 2020
BeyGOOD Supports COVID-19 Relief BeyGOOD, 23 April 2020

For answers to some frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Care Package, please visit UCLA COVID-19 Care Package FAQs. If you are interested in supporting this effort and increasing COVID-19 Care Package programming, please visit our give to site.