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

September – Focusing on Self-Care in the Workplace

Self-care time has traditionally been reserved for outside work hours—something you do in your free time to replenish your energy and well-being. 

But self-care is changing. Finding ways to weave moments of self-care throughout your day is more beneficial than leaving the “you” time for later. Self-care is a way to remind yourself that you are a person before an employee. Practicing self-care at work as part of a regular routine is an important part of combating feelings of stress and building resilience.  

Materials to support self-care at work this month.

On-Demand Recorded Webinars

New! Self-Care and Well-Being Podcasts

Check out the podcast library below for self-care & well-being content in a convenient shorter format. A new learning tool for webinar summaries and skill-building tips. You can listen FREE at your convenience. Podcasts range from 8-15 minutes and offer a new way to engage in the City’s self-care theme. (Available only to employees.)

Self-care Spotlight Awareness Week

Self-Care Through Nourishment

Self-Care Resources Hub 

Medical Plan Resources 

Reach Well-Being Program* 

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*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.   

  • Talk Back to Negative Self-Talk. WeightWatchers focuses on the healthy mindset this month in observance of Mental Health Awareness. People who practice self-compassion are less likely to give up after a setback. Join WeightWatchers, today and access a program built for real life and designed to provide community support for ups, downs, and setbacks. Sign up for as low as $8.48 per month* on select plans by visiting

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.