Well-Being Services for Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have profound personal, public health and economic consequences worldwide. Since its onset, health care providers have worked tirelessly to treat adults and children facing this complex condition, and are consequently at increased risk for acute and long-term mental health conditions. Starting in late March, 2020, the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, has launched COVID-19 related wellness programs for health care workers and staff across disciplines and medical settings. The services are designed to support colleagues in health care, promote their physical, emotional and relational well-being, and reduce their risk for adverse mental health issues. These programs include Team Support Sessions, COVID-19 Support Groups, a Well-Being Support Line, Faculty and Staff Mental Health Services, an eight-session series on coping during and after COVID-19, a series entitled Mind the Brain: Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19, website programming, and much more. Learn about their efforts and success on the Division 38 Website.