Support program to provide emotional first aid for Michigan Medicine leaders

June 12, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges to all aspects of our lives, and with these unique challenges, leaders need confidential sounding boards to process.

To address this need, the Office of Faculty Development has developed a Leadership Support Program to provide confidential one-on-one emotional first aid for leaders across the institution.

Program details

The Leadership Support Program is intended for faculty and staff who manage employees at Michigan Medicine. The program is specifically for leaders who are looking to decompress from the additional stressors presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This program is not the same as counseling, nor is it a crisis resource. Leadership supporters have received training on how to provide compassionate emotional support and refer you to additional information and resources as needed. These supporters regularly work with leaders and understand the expectations of Michigan Medicine leadership.

If you are a member of the Michigan Medicine community not in a leadership role, please reach out to the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience for additional services.

More information on program logistics and how to apply for the program can be found here.

The Leadership Support Program is confidential. The only exception to confidentiality is if a supporter learns that you may be an immediate risk of harm to yourself or another person, in which case the program will work with mental health partners to make sure you get access to appropriate emergency services.