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Well-Being Check-In: A Conversation Guide for Supervisors

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.

Incorporating Mindfulness in Meetings

Reach for Resilience: Addressing Healthcare Worker Mental Health

ND Hospital Association 2020 Annual Convention (Sept 2020)

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.

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.

Someone Died in My Care

Unlocking Us: Grief & Finding Meaning Listen here

Grief Out Loud Podcast The Dougy Center

Terrible, Thanks for Asking PodcastApple Download | Google Download

General Self-Help Resources

COVID Coach – Apple Download | Google Download

San Francisco Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral

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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