Work. Family. COVID-19. New normals.
So much is happening in our lives today that we did not expect. The following is a list of resources for our team members to help you take care of your emotional health.
Emotional Support Line
UofL Health’s Emotional Support Line, 502-861-5920, is available from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily for all UofL Health team members and providers.
Why should you call? Maybe you (or a loved one) feel you need mental health support during the pandemic. We are in the midst of a difficult and unusual time when it is normal to experience anxiety, grief or depression. Master’s prepared mental health therapists are on call to provide behavioral health resources, offer support and guidance.
Please note: Therapists will not provide medical advice. This support line is dedicated for emotional support by the subject matter experts at Peace Hospital.
Weekly meditation/mindfulness mini-sessions
Take a break and listen to a guided mediation or mindfulness session from your office or home. These mini-sessions will be led by Peace Hospital’s Activity Therapy Manager, Nevia Greenwell. Nevia is a license professional art therapist with more than 20 years of experience in therapy and meditation practice.
What is meditation? Meditation is a technique such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a specific object, thought or activity. Meditation helps one achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment.
Click on the link below to join, every Wednesday from your desktop or mobile device:
Meeting ID: 402 415 420
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,402415420# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,402415420# US (New York)
Calm Your Nervous System
In these ever changing times, coping with stress is something we all need daily. Join Amy Mudd, licensed mental health therapist, to learn techniques you can learn and use on your own to calm our nervous system. A calm nervous system helps us stay clear minded and supports a healthy immune system.
Participants will practice the Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) and Havening. With TTT, we will tap gently on points on our own body to connect with a calming sensation in our body and brain. We will also practice Havening techniques which utilizes applying gentle touch to our own face (optional), arms and/or hands to connect with a process that is hardwired into our brain and body for calming.
Join Zoom Meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 986 116 6345
Starting the week of May 3, these sessions will be offered three times a week for all UofL Health system employees!
- Sundays from 4-4:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays from noon-12:30 p.m.
- Thursdays from 6-6:30 p.m.
Beacon Health Options is pleased to offer you and your family members FREE access to the myStrength COVID-19 and Mental Wellness resources.
With myStrength you can track your mood, find inspirational videos, articles, and quotes, and work at your own pace on eLearning programs. Plus, myStrength is secure and confidential.
You can explore a variety of topics to help you and your family address the heightened sense of stress, feelings of isolation, and parental challenges that have become more common during COVID-19 including:
- Managing overwhelming thoughts and emotions
- Juggling family and parenting responsibilities
- Mindfulness and meditation
- Staying connected with others
Once you register, your free membership is active from May 1, 2020 until Sept. 30, 2020 (you need to register by Aug. 31, 2020 to have access through September).
Employee Assistance Program
UofL Health has an employee assistance program for your use. Call 877-890-0273 for confidential support or information any time, day or night. You may also visit www.achievesolutions.net/hpg2.