We are coordinating support through as many avenues as possible given the unique needs of those working in health care and the overwhelming nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you or your department/team are in need of support, please click on the links below to explore available resources. If you would like to request a specific resource, there are contact forms provided – please complete the form and someone will reach out as soon as possible.
Team & Unit Resources
The Resiliency Resources Team (RRT) provides in-person and virtual resiliency groups across inpatient and ambulatory settings for all employees. Past groups have included psychoeducation on anxiety, normalization and validation of emotions, and practical skills focused on grounding techniques, mindfulness, and acceptance-based strategies. We can also respond more urgently to stressful and challenging clinical events, such as an unexpected patient death.
Duration: Groups are tailored to your team’s needs and can range in length from briefly joining huddles (5 – 15 min) to more formal sessions, didactics, and process groups (45 – 60 min).
Our team has worked with many groups across the hospital system. We can come to your site and provide a workshop for your team. Past topics have included: how to manage difficult interpersonal interactions with patients or colleagues, tips for practicing self-care during the work day, how to set professional boundaries, and taking effective action guided by our values.
Duration: 30 – 60 minutes
Contact Us to learn more and inquire about setting up a workshop for your team!
Support and trust among colleagues within an organization is a key component of professional well-being. In clinical medicine, this support and trust is most crucial during times of significant stress, such as being involved in a medical error, the target of patient aggression, or the many challenges associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
With peer support, peers (non-mental health clinicians) offer support to their colleagues after adverse events or other professional stressful circumstances. At Cooper, we currently have Peer Support Programs for Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), Nurses, and Physicians. If you are interested in peer support, you will be connected to a peer colleague in your discipline (e.g., If you are an RN, then an RN will contact you).
Dr. Lisa Cerceo and her colleagues created the Resident Wellness Website. This is a great place to learn about a comprehensive approach to wellness. If you are looking for immediate support, you may contact Carebridge (800-437-0911 or www.myliferesource.com). More information about Carebridge is below in the EAP & Carebridge section.
Carebridge (800-437-0911) offers confidential short-term solution-focused counseling and professional development coaching. For emergent needs, call Carebridge and they will connect you to a counselor immediately to discuss next steps. For non-emergent needs, call Carebridge and you will be provided with a list of affiliate counselors.
Note. When creating your Carebridge account online, use the Cooper Access Code: WBPNF
If you are experiencing distress and would benefit from counseling from a spiritual leader, you can complete this form to be connected with a member of the Pastoral Care team.