Well-being Resources During the COVID19 Pandemic
Now more than ever, it is important to be kind to your body, mind, and mood. University Human Resources have compiled a collection of resources and programs to support your well-being every day (especially now).
Featured Resources to Help with Your Most Critical Needs:
If the current circumstance has resulted in an emergency financial crisis for faculty or staff members, these resources may be of help:
MHealthy Resource Coach – Get help with navigating the system and finding the right resources at U-M and in your community.
Emergency Hardship Program – Provides colleagues who are facing a sudden and significant hardship with resource recommendations and, in specific emergency cases, funds up to a maximum of $1,000 to bridge the gap.
- Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide (available in English, Spanish and Arabic), assembled by U-M Poverty Solutions Center, this guide includes government, non-profit and other programs, with a special section for programs serving Detroit residents
Mental and Emotional Health
Confidential and compassionate professional counseling and consultation services are available for faculty and staff.
- Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office – Now offering phone and video sessions, as well as virtual support groups and other programs.
- Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Stress Resource Team and Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience – Offering in-person support, video or phone sessions, and support groups for Michigan Medicine faculty and staff.
New! SilverCloud is an online mental health tool available to all faculty, staff, and students at no cost. It offers self-guided programs for anxiety, depression, stress, resilience, or insomnia. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles, the self-guided program is available anytime, on any device. Aimed at helping to address mild to moderate issues, SilverCloud allows individuals to manage day-to-day stressors personally and anonymously. https://umich.silvercloudhealth.com/signup
New! Crisis Text Line® - Text “4UMICH” to 741741, to connect to a trained crisis volunteer. Text responders are there 24/7 for support and to help you sort through your feelings by asking questions, empathizing, and actively listening. You need not be in crisis to use this service for support and there is no charge for this service.
Ways to Support Your U-M Colleagues
If you are able and looking for ways to help support your U-M colleagues, consider these options.
- Emergency Hardship Program – It's a simple way to make a meaningful difference to friends and colleagues when they need it most. If you are able, making a financial donation to support the fund can make a positive difference for colleagues in need.
- Michigan Medicine COVID response – Visit the Michigan Medicine development office page for information about donating to gifts-in-kind and philanthropic fund.
You can also join the Working at U-M group in Workplace, a collaboration platform for members of the university. Look for live-streamed exercise and relaxation classes, health tips and more.