Resources for Healthcare Workers
Here is a list of all our resources for healthcare workers dealing with COVID-19 in their daily lives.
The Reach for Resilience team composed this toolkit that can be utilized as a guide to preventing burnout. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have been focused on taking care of others, but this toolkit is to help you care for yourself, and if in a leadership position, your employees too. Inside you will find practical tips, advice, and evidence-based research findings to assist you in preventing burnout and managing your mental health.
The Reach for Resilience team composed this guide after synthesizing available information and research on supporting employees (including healthcare workers) through the COVID-19 pandemic and general mental health concerns in the workplace.
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Reach for Resilience is hosting TWO Webinar Series
Culture Change - Fostering a Resilient Workplace
Who: Healthcare Leaders
When: Recurring Monthly starting May 5, 2022 at 12PM CST
What: FREE Monthly webinar to learn best practices in establishing a more resilient workplace. The webinar series will feature presentations from national authors and researchers on skills that leaders at any level can use to enhance clinician wellbeing.
Building Resiliency in Healthcare Workers
Who: All Healthcare Workers
When: Recurring Monthly starting May 19, 2022 at 12PM CST
What: FREE Monthly webinar series will host national authors and researchers to train and support healthcare professionals to increase resilience, self-care, wellbeing and decrease burnout and the risk of the mental health conditions.
May 5 – Building a better workplace with saying “Thanks” – Lauren Locklear
June 2 – Self-care is not the solution for burnout – Dr. Justin Henderson
July 7 – Overview of the National Academy of Medicine Consensus Study Report, Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Wellbeing and resources on the National Academy of Medicine website – Dr. Christine Cassel
A National Strategy for Clinician Wellbeing: A Way Forward
(PowerPoint slides from Dr Cassel’s presentation)
August 4 – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Wellbeing. An expanded conversation on the “systems approach” to clinician well-being, the conceptual framework of the overall report and the approaches for using/implementing the framework in your facility – Dr. Pascale Carayon
September 1 – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Wellbeing. Expanding the conversation of how the work environment and its systems support well-being – Dr. Sharon Pappas
October 6 – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Wellbeing. Characteristics of well functioning teams and how they can contribute to clinician well-being (as well as operations and improve patient outcomes) – Dr. Lynn Crismon
November 3 – 12 BEST PRACTICES for Mitigating Burnout and Improving Clinician Wellness – Dr. Chen
May 19 – Why Mourning for the Self is a Necessary Part of Healing – Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW
June 16 – On Resilience in an Age of Burnout: An evidence-based approach – Dr. Kira Schabram
July 21 – A Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety – Dr. Hardeep Kaur
August 18 – How Does Stress Affect Your Body? The latest research shows it can vary – Dr. Sherry Ross
September 15 – Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others – Dr. Karla Vermeulen
October 20 – Self-Compassion – Amy Noelle
November 17 – Good Enough is Okay – Dr. Lynne Siqueland
December 15 – Are You Deceiving Yourself? Breaking old patterns of self-denigration – Dr. Peg O’Connor
January 19 – Discomfort of Grief Can Help Us: Recognizing and adapting to loss during the COVID-19 outbreak – Dr. Katherine Shear
February 16 – Caring for Ourselves: Healing the Healer – Dr. Ken Ginsburg
March 16 – 8 Dimensions of Wellness
April 20 – Post-Traumatic Growth
Be Wellcast Season 2: Episode 1 – Dr. Jon Ulven – Guest Toolkit
Dr Ulven joined the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota team for their podcast series: Be Wellcast.
Many of us experience times of stress, sleeplessness or panic, but not everyone is aware that it’s often a treatable symptom of anxiety, depression or other mental health disorders.
The last few years of the pandemic has exasperated many people’s mental health conditions, and our guest, Sanford Psychologist Dr. Jon Ulven, wants you to know that you aren’t alone.
Learn what mental health conditions can look like in day-to-day life, along with practical tips to treat symptoms.
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Reach for Resilience: Addressing Healthcare Worker Mental Health
Jon Ulven, PhD, LP and Stephanie Schafer MEd, LPCC, NCC
This lecture discussed the research on the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare worker mental health, building resiliency within healthcare organizations, interventions to aid healthcare workers’s emotional health, and information on the Reach for Resilience program.
(2021) Culture Change: Fostering a Resilient Workplace
Reach for Resilience hosted a virtual conference on June 2, 2021.
This event was provided in joint partnership between Sanford Health, Sanford Research, and North Dakota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division.
The purpose of this event was to equip and enhance the skillset of healthcare leaders
in addressing their employee’s mental well-being and burnout.
Stephanie Schafer MEd, LPCC, NCC: Pandemic Mental Health in the Workplace: How it presents and how to talk about it
Jenn Faul, LCSW: Strength Together Through and After the Storm: A group resiliency guide to calmer days
Jon Ulven, PhD, LP: Forget willpower and self-control! How we actually form new habits to improve workplaces and lives
Monica Riopelle, LMSW: Why it’s easier to succeed with mindfulness than you might think
Incorporating Mindfulness in Meetings
"I liked using mindfulness as a positive end to the session."
"I do want to say I appreciate the buddy system."
"Great visualization to the strength in numbers and the weakness of isolation using the redwood [forest example]."
Professional Help Resources
Connect with Others Dealing with COVID-19 in the F-M Area
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there.
- Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
- 6 Simple Steps for Self-Compassion During COVID-19
- Nourishing Your Mind and Body: Manage Stress for Better Health
- Staying Resilient During COVID-19
- Self Help – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Anxiety self-help guide
- 4 Self-Care Tips for How to Deal with Anxiety
- Self Help for Anxiety
- Coping Statements for Anxiety
- Mental Wellness Coping Statement Cards
Anxiety Resources for Parents
I Know Someone in Crisis Resources
- 9 Tell-tale Signs of Employee Burnout
- Clinician Wellness: Building Resiliency in the Primary Care Home Team (Webinar: 60min)
- This site also has handouts and exercises for resilience and burnout prevention.
- Sleep Tools & Tips
- Healthy Sleep Tips
- Sleep Hygiene
- Relaxation Exercises for Falling Asleep
- Shift Work – Treatment
- Shift Work Sleep Tips
- Therapy for Sleep Disorders
- Self-Care Options for Insomnia
- Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy instead of sleeping pills
- Tools and Tricks to Calm Your Anxiety and (Finally) Get Some Sleep
Substance Use Resources
- Online Group AA Meetings
- Virtual NA Meetings Online & by Phone
- Rethinking Drinking
- Alcohol poses different challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Recovery Talk
- Do You Know The Signs Of Addiction?
- Alcohol and Substance Use
- Learn More F5 Project
- Substance use during the Pandemic
- Addiction, Substance use and Recovery during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- How to Recognize a Substance Use Disorder
Someone Died in My Care
- Anticipatory Grief
- Collective Vulnerability during COVID-19 (3 min)
- Loss and Grief During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Webinar from Columbia Univesity School of Social Work with strategies for processing grief and loss (38 min).
- Grief and Loss in the Workplace During COVID-19
- A guide to supporting others through grief
- Bereavement & Grief
- 5 Coping Skills to Work through Grief
- Coping with Ambiguous Loss
- “Ambiguous loss is an uncertain loss without clear boundaries or resolution.”
General Self-Help Resources
Government of Western Australia’s Centre for Clinical Interventions has put together self-guided worksheets and informational items for a variety of mental health conditions – View Resources
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