Additional Resources for Wellbeing during COVID-19

 

Recover the Joy of Teaching After an Online Pivot  Tips for faculty members to keep themselves engaged as online learning continues .

How Teachers Can Navigate Difficult Emotions During School Closures  Here are some tools for staying calm and centered amid the coronavirus crisis.

Your Work-From-Home Survival Guide for Self-Care  Has the coronavirus pandemic made you a remote worker? These 11 tips can help you stay productive, happy, and healthy.

List of peaceful ways to express ourselves in this time of crisis  The Advisory Board of the Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies generated a list of peaceful ways to express ourselves as we seek to help others in this time of extraordinary and unpredictable crisis. We also produced some self-care strategies that you might find useful.

Mattering as a Vital Support for People During the COVID-19 Pandemic  Concrete ways to help ease mental pain and support healthy coping through caring acts that promote community mattering.

Managing telecommuters in a pandemic? Here are 8 management tips  Helpful video conference and article on best practices of managers to promote telecommuter worker well-being and productivity by avoiding micromanaging, practicing flexibility, communicating well, and building trust.

Mental health and psychological resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic  WHO article providing insights and suggestions to promote psychological well-being of children and the elderly in the context of COVID-19.

Coronavirus crisis sees a volunteer army of thousands offer help to healthcare workers and the elderly  Article describes a volunteer community kindness program that connects the public to overwhelmed frontline healthcare workers who need help with daily living tasks during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Outbreak of Compassion  Article describes a volunteer community compassion program that connects the public to vulnerable seniors in isolation who need emotional and instrumental support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Covid19 Mutual Aid - Seattle  An example of a how a social network of residents in Seattle are practicing collective well-being through class solidarity, disability justice, and anti-racism to support those that were the most vulnerable prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic  University of Massachusetts Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center article provides expert guidance, tips, and resources to support and protect children’s well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Emotional Wellbeing: Tips for Healthy Routines and Rhythms During Unpredictable Times  Article providing daily self-management strategies and routines disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic that will re-establish regular biologic rhythms to support the body’s internal biological clock and support mental health.

COVID-19 & Mindfulness Resources for Health & Care Staff  Publication from the Mindfulness Initiative providing many links to meditations, videos, free online live meditation support resources, apps, and guidance to practice mindfulness exercises in-the-moment, to cope with the context of COVID-19.

Realizing you matter is more important than ever, according to a psychologist  Article discussing the importance of feeling a personal sense of mattering that provides practical steps to promote self-mattering in the face of isolation and feelings of loneliness during the COVID-19 outbreak.

When the Pandemic Leaves Us Alone, Anxious and Depressed  NY Times article from a professor of medical clinical psychology at Columbia University Medical Center discussing the importance of mental health self-care strategies for those with and without clinically diagnosed conditions who are experiencing mental distress from isolation and social distancing.

Meaning and mattering in the age of COVID-19  Isaac Prilleltensky explains that all of us have an opportunity to exercise responsibility toward others and ourselves by looking after our own health and the well-being of our fellow community members.

Working From Home  The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides resources for working from home.

Healthcare Worker Resources  The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides resources for healthcare workers.

Roadmap to Resilience  Resources to help individuals cope with ongoing adversities and losses.