Resources To Help During COVID-19
Our COVID-19 Support page has several webinars, links to websites, handouts, contacts, updates, and strategies for supporting yourself and others during this time.
The UW School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine has also created a site highlighting their work directly related to COVID-19, including a wide variety of resources to help support patients, healthcare workers, our communities, and ourselves.
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
PEER TO PEER PROGRAM
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.
I HAVE CONCERN / NEED HELP
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.
2020 Election Support Series
Support yourself by registering for the 2020 Election Support Series – Daily Reminders to Practice Resilience. Participants will receive an e-mail every work day between Monday, October 26 and Friday, November 13 that includes a concrete, 5-15 minute action steps to support resilience, compassion for others and self-care. Register here
14 Day Election Stress Meditation October 26 – November 6 Find relaxation and a space to destress this election season through meditation. Join Catherine Bachy and Jeff Leinaweaver from daily at noon for 15 minutes from October 26 – November 6. This meditation session will have you calm, focused, and empowered for the rest of the day. Register here
UW Wellness Week | November 16-20
November 16th – 20th, choose from a variety of virtual events and information sessions around physical, emotional, family, financial, and student wellness. Find out more, see a list of partners, and register here.
UW Wellness Week is a week dedicated to learning about the many resources and opportunities available at UW for faculty, staff, and students. Together, we’ll explore a wide variety of wellness topics, build community, and connect virtually. UW Wellness Week will be full of virtual events, classes, and drop-in sessions at different times and days of the week.
Here’s how UW Wellness Week works:
- Sign up here to secure your spot! Mark your calendar. UW Wellness Week is November 16—20.
- You will receive an email from The Whole U the week before UW Wellness Week inviting you to view the full week’s virtual schedule and to plan ahead for sessions you are most interested in.
- Starting November 16, attend any of the virtual classes, drop-in sessions, and seminars. You choose your own path!
Election Stress Guide
UW CareLink’s election stress guide and on-demand webinar, Informed or Infirmed? Healthy Media Consumption As Election Day Approaches, include additional tips for healthier reading and viewing.
Resources for Black Healthcare Workers and the Community
Supporting Your Black Patients
Dr. Juliette McClendon, VA National Center for PTSD, on distinguishing racial trauma from PTSD
VA talking points for discussing community trauma in response to killings and mistreatment of Black and Brown Americans
Resources for Black Healing is a compilation of mental health, self-care, and healing tips
Dr. Candice Nicole, Black Psychologist at University of Kentucky, developed this 17-minute meditation in response to BLM to heal racial trauma
Therapists and Community Support
The Association of Black Psychologists has created this family, community, and self-care toolkit
The Black Mental Health Alliance has several resources for members of the community
Black Therapists Rock includes a therapist search, and has recently published a book,“Black Therapists Rock: A Glimpse Through the Eyes of Experts”
Therapy for Black Girls provides mental health and other therapy related podcasts and other resources developed by and for Black women
For podcasts on Black mental health, articles, and a therapist search, visit Melanin and Mental Health
HAVE A CONCERN OR COMMENT?
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 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.
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
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.