UConn Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Work-Life

Work-Life at UConn Health embodies the practice of creating a supportive environment to foster the overall well-being of our employees. Dedicated to serving the needs of the UConn community, especially during this unprecedented time worldwide, UConn Health will continue to maintain our work-life page as a resource for our health professionals battling this pandemic on the frontlines and for all our workforce in support of their frontline colleagues. We know that the coming weeks and months will be difficult, and will continue to challenge us like never before. We hope these resources will help you remain resilient, prepared, and supported. Thank you for your dedicated service in making UConn Health a world-class academic health center.

Caring for our frontline caregivers during COVID-19

SELF-CARE

Seek emotional support when you need it. Email or call  860-679-2877. Same day, confidential appointments are available now with the Employee Assistance Program. Just provide a number for them to call you, and a time you prefer to be contacted.

Coming next week: UConn Health emotional care services "Taking Care of our Own"

#FirstRespondersFirst an initiative to support and sustain the health and well-being of frontline workers amidst COVID-19 conceived by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Thrive Global

Toolkit for Emotional Coping for Healthcare Staff developed by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Healthcare Professionals developed by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress.

Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel during Coronavirus and other Infectious Disease Outbreak, CSTS

Self-care Tips to Reduce Anxiety as COVID-19 cases increase, watch tips on what you can do to strengthen yourself.

 

CONNECTION

Recognition thank you from Governor Lamont

Recognition thank you from President Katsouleas

Spiritual and Emotional Support provided by Chaplaincy Program by calling the operator

Helping My Child Cope tips for parents during COVID-19

The Medical Front Line: A Guide to Supporting Your Anxious Child shares tips on how to support your child during COVID-19

 

MANAGING STRESS

Coping With COVID? Mastering Social (But Not Emotional) Distancing Dr. Julian Ford shares his thoughts and recommendations on ways to handle the stress.

Download 5-, 10- and 20-minute meditations from our Department of Psychiatry to help you with enhancing immune functioning, sleep and overall stress management.

Livestream Guided Meditation recordings offered by the  Copper Beech Institute

Listen to the Labyrinth Podcast, mindfulness teachings, talks and discussions as well as helpful meditations offered b the Copper Beech Institute 

The meditation app Headspace has announced that it is making its premium tier free for all U.S. healthcare professionals who work in public health settings

Ten Percent Happier is also offering free access to their app to all frontline health workers

 

Caring for all our workforce during COVID-19

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS

UConn Health

Our experts cut through misinformation and rumors about drug treatments for COVID-19.

Employee Assistance Program

Lifestyle Medicine Program

LiveLOUD - Life With Opioid Use Disorder  Campaign

Wellness and Smoking Cessation Program

Nutrition

Wellness Center offering alternative workout solutions, pandemic food tips, and the 6 dimensions of wellness

Other

Meditation for Anxiety YouTube videos offering  coping techniques for stressful days

Workout With Me YouTube playlist of stay home workouts

 

FAMILY CARE

UConn Health

Coronavirus Child Care Center Updates

Creative Child Center

Child and Pet Care Services offer by Medical Students

COVID 19 Resources for Parents, Parent Educators and Clinicians padlet developed by Jennifer Vendetti

Lactation Resources at Work

Tuition Waiver for Dependent Children

Pregnancy and Birth

Dependent Care Assistance Program

UConn Center on Aging

Nutrition Counseling

Adoption Assistance Program

Other

Internet Access Connecticut's efforts to help the state's residents get online and stay connected during COVID-19

Learning at Home YouTube partners with Khan Academy and other learning creators to bring parents & families resources and activities to make the coming days as educational and fun as possible.

Stories Help Explore the free Audible collection for you kids

Pet Owner FAQ by the American Veterinary Medical Association