Well-being Resources During the COVID19 Pandemic

Now more than ever, it is important to be kind to your body, mind, and mood.

We have compiled a collection of resources and programs to support your well-being every day (especially now).

Featured Resources to Help with Your Most Critical Needs:

Financial

If the current circumstance has resulted in an emergency financial crisis for faculty or staff members, these resources may be of help:

  • MHealthy Resource Coach – Get help with navigating the system and finding the right resources at U-M and in your community.

  • Emergency Hardship Program – Provides colleagues who are facing a sudden and significant hardship with resource recommendations and, in specific emergency cases, funds up to a maximum of $1,000 to bridge the gap.

  • Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide (available in English, Spanish and Arabic), assembled by U-M Poverty Solutions Center, this guide includes government, non-profit and other programs, with a special section for programs serving Detroit residents

Mental and Emotional Health

Confidential and compassionate professional counseling and consultation services are available for faculty and staff.

Ways to Support Your U-M Colleagues

If you are able and looking for ways to help support your U-M colleagues, consider these options.

  • Emergency Hardship Program – It's a simple way to make a meaningful difference to friends and colleagues when they need it most. If you are able, making a financial donation to support the fund can make a positive difference for colleagues in need.
  • Michigan Medicine COVID response – Visit the Michigan Medicine development office page for information about donating to gifts-in-kind and philanthropic fund.
  • DEI COVID-19 – Resources, links, and tools to support responding to the impact of COVID-19 on DEI efforts. These resources were gathered for your reference and ease of finding relevant material and may not completely reflect the views of Organizational Learning or the University of Michigan. We will continue to add content to this collection, so check back for updates!

Staying Connected

You can also join the Working at U-M group in Workplace, a collaboration platform for members of the university. Look for live-streamed exercise and relaxation classes, health tips and more.