COVID-19 – Health and Wellness: Resources and Tips
Coping with COVID: Mental well-being resources for faculty, staff, postdoc’s, fellows and residents
Washington University’s Employee Assistance Program – ComPsyche Assistance Program
COVID-19 Information, Resources, and Tips:
Sheltering in Place and Working From Home
Public health expert Graham Colditz offers eight suggestions for staying well during coronavirus distancing.
Food & Groceries
Dedicated shopping hours for HCW:
Grocery delivery services:
- Move into MIndfulness Program (WU)
- Mindfulness Apps
- Headspace, that is offering free meditation practices for providers (physicians and APPs) with an NPI. They also have other free services available.
- 10% Happier, “Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics.” The free part of the app has a good intro into meditation, while the paid part offers personal counseling as well.
- Stop, Breathe Think. An app focused on targeting interventions to the way you tell it you’re feeling. Free with in-app purchase.
Work-Life Balance, Fitness, and Community Building
Child Care Resources for Medical Providers
|Family Learning Center converting services to support medical care providers
In order to support our Washington University medical care providers through the COVID-19 pandemic, the following changes will be made to the operation of the Family Learning Center, operated by Bright Horizons, effective immediately.
Current families who do not meet this requirement have been informed that the FLC is being utilized only by health care providers at this time and are not being charged fees. Their slots will be held and returned at whatever point in the future the FLC may be deemed to return to normal operations.
More child care support:
In addition, we have increased the number of uses of Back Up Care through Bright Horizons for faculty and staff from 15 to 20 uses per calendar year. Please refer to this link for more information about this benefit which provides in-home care for children or adults/elders. Please note that center-based care is not currently available due to current requirements by the State of Missouri, St. Louis City, and St. Louis County.
We appreciate your patience as we have worked to make these changes. We continue to look for additional childcare resources to support health care providers. To that end, we are sharing information on these additional resources: