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.

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.

By texting 'UMICH' or '4UMICH' to 741741, participants will be connected to a trained crisis volunteer, who will introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve typed, and invite you to share at your own pace. Text responders are there for support, and to help you sort through your feelings by asking questions, empathizing, and actively listening. Text responders may offer other resources you may find helpful. Please note that HIPAA compliance policies do apply to using this service, and all text conversations are private and secure. You need not be in crisis to use this service for support.

  • Michigan Medicine Wellness Office - The Michigan Medicine Wellness Office is solely dedicated to improving workplace well-being, reducing professional burnout, and creating a caring, safe environment where all faculty, staff, and learners at Michigan Medicine can thrive.

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!
  • Dealing with Current Events: Educational resources to help you manage at work during the pandemic

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.