Coping With Uncertainty About The Coronavirus

This resource is available as an upcoming webinar on March 17 at 8am PST and is available as a recorded 45 minute webinar (link highlighted below). Topics that are covered in this webinar include:

  1. Disclosure about how this webinar is not reflective of company decisions
  2. Types of emotional responses
  3. Perception and control
    1. Setting your focus on what you can control
  4. Effects of stress: physical, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive reactions
  5. How to cope: avoidance and control coping
  6. How to move forward
  7. Helping our children feel safe
  8. Self-care

This webinar is available in other languages, including Cantonese and Mandarin. Italian, Japanese, and Korean are in production now.

Coping With Uncertainty About The Coronavirus (English, North America and Europe)
DATE / TIME:  March 17th  |  10-11am CT USA / 4-5pm, Rome Time

Here’s a link to a recorded session that is available immediately:

Coping With Uncertainty About The Coronavirus (English)
DATE / TIME:  February 12th  |  11-12pm Beijing Time


You may find additional support information in this brochure with psychosocial considerations for healthcare providers responding to communicable diseases. Feel free to print and distribute to heathcare workers and colleagues taking care of patients.

Faculty Well-Being

While we hope all of our faculty experience plenty of highs in their work and life, we know that we all go through challenges, hardships, and setbacks.  We are all in this together and want to support you through thick and thin.  We have gathered resources to support you in times of urgent need either for yourself or a member of your team as well as a break down of how to leverage the UW’s resources of support for issues with work and life.  Please make use of these tools to support yourself and each other as we look to build a community engaged in our collective well-being at the UW School of Medicine.

Anne Browning, Assistant Dean for Well-Being


The UW Medicine Peer to Peer Program is a peer support program for both faculty and staff, developed in collaboration across the entities of UW Medicine. During a time of increasing burnout and emotional fatigue, we know it is essential that we develop a comprehensive program to support our healthcare team. Peer to Peer is one important component of that system of support.

Find out how to access peer support through the program, nominate your colleagues to be peer supporters, and more.


We support our faculty through the highs and lows in their work and life.  Here you will find resources to support you in times of urgent need either for yourself or a member of your team and guidance on how to leverage the UW’s resources to help you thrive.



We hope that this page is a work-in-progress. Please use this space to give us feedback on additional resources you would like us to include or themes on which you would like us to expand. This section will just provide information for us to improve our support and will not serve as a reporting tool for individual concerns you may have.


UW CareLink

UW CareLink connects you with experts who help you or your family members navigate life’s challenges. You get free, confidential access to guidance consultants. Learn more here.


SafeCampus works with individuals to address safety concerns or warning signs regarding relationship violence, stalking, harassment, intimidation, cyberstalking, interpersonal conflicts, and suicidal thoughts.

206-685-SAFE (7233)

UW Resilience Lab

The UW Resilience Lab (UWRL) endeavors to bring the UW community into connection with one another through programming that normalizes the wide-ranging experiences of hardship, failures, and setbacks our community members face through the cultivation of kindness, compassion, and gratitude toward each other and ourselves.

The Whole U

The Whole U fosters community, promotes holistic wellness, and shares the great perks available to UW faculty and staff.

It also offers several events that can be found here.

Washington Physicians Health Program (WPHP)

WPHP is a physician-led program with an experienced staff dedicated to helping healthcare professionals while promoting patient safety.

Academic Human Resources

Academic Human Resources serves all three campuses of the University of Washington as a central resource for the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of faculty, librarians, and academic staff.

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