COVID-19: Resources to Promote Mental Well-Being

COVID-19 Support:

UW Medicine Supportive Conversations

Department faculty and staff are providing UW Medicine employees with free, informal, telephone, video-based or in-person conversations with one of our more than 50 volunteer clinician colleagues. The team is available Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM to facilitate scheduling but conversations can occur outside these hours. Requests for support can be made online via the COVID Support Request Survey or by leaving a confidential voice mail message at 206-221-2768.

Fostering Resilience

Trauma Recovery Innovations faculty gave a presentation for UW staff on resilience and coping as part of the UW FIT brown bag series. The presentation was a combination of defining resilience and teaching coping skills.
View the slide presentation
Watch the recording

Psychological First Aid (PFA)

PFA is an evidence-informed prevention strategy aimed at reducing distress and increasing resilience during and following mass disasters, including natural disasters and pandemics. PFA provides a flexible framework for specialty and non-specialty providers to support affected individuals and help them mobilize their natural, adaptive coping strategies.

The Trauma Recovery Innovations program has been adapting PFA to support members of the health care work force amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the resources below for mental health providers and other health providers on how to deliver PFA.