Healthcare Provider Wellness Resources

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had an unprecedented and overwhelming effect on communities worldwide. Along with serious concerns about physical health, the disease also presents an alarming threat to mental health and well-being, particularly for those who work in healthcare.

The immense stress and range of emotions associated with providing care — or having to suspend care — during the pandemic can take a severe short-term toll on emotional well-being, lead to long-term burnout, and cause adverse outcomes for providers and patients.

Addressing these issues as part of organizational culture and structure as well as at the individual level is crucial to sustaining and supporting the healthcare workforce through the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist healthcare leaders, providers, workers, and communities, various organizations have developed emotional wellness resources:

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF TRAUMATIC STRESS

Psychological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know

Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Stress and Coping

FRONTLINE HELP

Coaching for Healthcare Heroes

 

HEADSPACE

Headspace for Healthcare Professionals

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT

A Tool to Promote Psychological Safety During and After COVID-19

Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: COVID-19: Grief Leadership and System Supports

 

NATIONAL CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS NETWORK/NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD

Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (2nd Edition)

 

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Returning Home After Disaster Relief Work

PSYCH HUB

COVID-19 Healthcare Professionals

 

PROJECT PARACHUTE

Project Parachute Resources

SHINE

Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit

 

SOCIETY FOR HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY/AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Peer-Recommended Resources: Relaxation and Meditation Apps

THE SCHWARTZ CENTER FOR COMPASSIONATE HEALTHCARE

Resources for Healthcare Professionals Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

TALKSPACE

Talkspace COVID-19 Resources

 

TULANE UNIVERSITY

Self-Care Resources

 

UCLA

UCLA Mindful App

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

For Leaders: Supporting Your Staff During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Managing Healthcare Workers' Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak