Seattle's Self-Care Spotlight

Seattle's Self-Care Spotlight 

Seattle Human Resources (SHR) is launching "Seattle’s Self-Care Spotlight," a citywide week of well-being activities, webinars, resources, and podcasts to support employees.  

Self-care is not one-size-fits-all and it crosses dimensions of well-being. Self-care can be physical, emotional, social, or general habits to help you restore energy and thrive.  

With the "Self-Care Spotlight," we aim to: 

  • Define self-care & explore how it looks different for everyone 
  • Normalize self-care as a necessary practice for all 
  • Provide activities and education that encourage employees' self-care choices
  • Share the benefits of self-care and acknowledge the harms of deprioritizing personal well-being 

    On-Demand Recorded Webinars

    Announcing Self-Care Podcasts: A New Resource to Support Your Well-Being

    Seattle Human Resources is exploring the use of Podcasts to effectively share webinar learning summaries and skill-building tips for self-care. Starting in January with the Self-Care Spotlight Week of Awareness, we will launch supplemental Podcasts to support the featured webinar series.   

    Check out the library below for self-care content in a convenient shorter format. You can listen FREE at your convenience to any podcast topic of interest. Podcasts range from 8-15 minutes and offer a new way to engage in this year’s well-being theme. (Available only to employees.) 

    Self-Care Resources Hub 

    Medical Plan Resources 

    Reach Well-Being Program* 

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    In coordination with “Seattle’s Self-Care Spotlight”, a bundle of activities to support personal well-being is available on the Reach Well-being platform*. Prioritizing your self-care can be done with digital learning and exploration of the type of habits that restore you. Take some time to expand your knowledge and pursue topics and concepts that support your goals. 

    NOW Available: “Self-care Spotlight Challenge” – February 12 through March 11, join the Reach well-being Self-Care Spotlight Challenge to track how you are practicing new, re-energizing self-care habits. Each week, you can focus on a different dimension of well-being starting with physical well-being in working your way through general well-being ideas. Sometimes small changes make a big impact over time. Take the 4 weeks to embrace your needs and identify the kind of self-care that works for you.

    *Available for members on the Most benefits plan 
    Accolade Advocacy Services – Self-Care Support* 

    Accolade Health Assistants are a helpful resource in finding in-network care when you need it. Self-care might mean scheduling your preventive screenings, making an appointment with a mental health provider, or staying on top of your medications. Whatever it means for you, Accolade is available to make navigating healthcare easier. 


    Cornerstone – Self-Care Learning and Development 

    Weight Watchers 

    Starting and maintaining positive eating habits is one way to practice physical self-care to ensure your body is nourished and has the foods that provide energy.  

    • February Heart Health Month – Show your heart some love It’s American Heart Month—the perfect time to build heart-healthy habits! Get started by adding more veggies and lean proteins to your plate, sneaking movement into your day, and finding time to just breathe.   
    • March Mystery Box Promotion – Tired of fad diets, bland food, and deprivation? Us too! That is not what we call self-care. Join WeightWatchers March 1 thru April 30 and get a free WW Mystery Box** filled with some participants’ favorite products to help get you started! Learn more at

    Other Community-Based Resources 

    Human Resources

    Kimberly Loving, Director
    Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5500, Seattle, WA , 98124
    Mailing Address: PO Box 34028, Seattle, WA, 98124-4028
    Phone: (206) 684-7999
    Fax: (206) 684-4157

    The Human Resources Department provides human resource services, tools, and expert assistance to departments, policy makers, employees, and the public so that the City of Seattle's diverse work force is deployed, supported, and managed fairly to accomplish the City's business goals.