Support Services

Stress & Anxiety Reduction (in the Covid age)

   A set of links to resources, such as TED talks and online courses.

Global Support Services

Harvard Global Support Services (GSS) provides international travel, research, and programming support in areas that span safety and security, health, culture, outbound immigration, and more. GSS also manages the University’s International SOS program, which provides 24/7 medical, mental health, security, and evacuation services to affiliates abroad. To expedite assistance, postdocs should enter their travel itinerary and contact information in the International SOS MyTrips platform before they leave.


Visit to learn more about GSS services, register travel, download the International SOS app, and contact GSS with any questions. They’re also happy to provide individual consultations and group orientations to help you minimize risk and feel confident about your international travel and activities.




Phone: +1-617-495-1111

University Ombuds Office
Helps individuals concerned about workplace conditions and the academic environment find solutions to problems that they may have been unable to resolve using normal channels.

Office of Work/Life
Offers support around caring for yourself, your family, wellness, stress management, LGBTQIA resources, and more.

Postdoctoral Assistance Program (EAP for Postdocs)
Offers immediate, free, confidential help for postdocs and their hoursehold members. You can reach the EAP (877-327-4278) any day, at any time for personal or work-related concerns about yourself, family, friends, or coworkers. You may call any time to speak with a trained counselor or for a referral to an experienced professional near work or home. You can also use the e-support service for consultation through email or online chat.

Center for Wellness and Health Promotion
Massage, Acupuncture, Meditation, Yoga, and more. Open to all members of the Harvard Community

Environmental Health & Safety: Ergonomics
As a start, all users should complete the EH&S Computer Workstation Self Evaluation Assessment online training program. This program is intended to educate users on the basics of ergonomics and apply this knowledge to a self-evaluation and correction of their workstation. If additional assistance is needed, EH&S can provide an in-person evaluation of your workstation by completing this online request form.

Harvie's Classified
Modeled on Craig's List, but open only to members of the Harvard community, enables the buying and selling of housing, furniture, books, electronics, cars, and more.