We are here: Resources offer ways to help faculty, staff cope with challenges

November 4, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Earlier this week, there was an article published titled, ‘We are here: Human Resources offers ways to help faculty, staff cope with challenges.’ This article was meant to share support resources on campus and within Michigan Medicine.

Due to confusion, this article has been updated with appropriate explanations of resources for both campus and Michigan Medicine employees. Please see the update below.

This year has given everyone an abundance of challenges. As anxieties have risen due to current events, there are several resources and support year-round for all faculty and staff on every campus and at Michigan Medicine. 

Due to COVID-19, both U-M campus and Michigan Medicine resources are offering phone and video sessions, as well as virtual support groups and other programs.

Michigan Medicine Wellness Office

The Wellness Office provides centralized coordination of wellness resources and activities, fosters collaboration, and identifies and implements best practices for broad organizational impact.

Wellness Office COVID-19 Well-Being Help Center is here to support our faculty, staff and learners to navigate the many resources available for emotional and mental well-being during the COVID-19 crisis, including:

  • Connecting you with key resources to meet your individual or team needs during this time.
  • Coordinating with the many caring and compassionate partners providing emotional and mental health services across the institution.

Please check this website for regularly undated resources and information for well-being.

Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience

The Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Stress Resource Team & Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience are committed to helping all Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and families by providing coordinated, compassionate and confidential support. OCWR is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide timely, targeted mental health care. They offer a compassionate space to explore your needs through the magic of talk therapy .  

As COVID-19 cases increase in the hospital and in our region, the Stress Resource Team and OCWR will continue to be available for in-person and virtual support.

Click here to view and download the flyer for the COVID-19 Stress Resource Team

University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office

The Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO) provides support and assistance to University staff and faculty in resolving personal or work-related concerns. Through a range of sensitive and innovative services, FASCCO seeks to enhance the emotional health, well-being and job performance of members of the university community. By providing confidential and professional counseling, coaching, training, and consultation services to staff, faculty, retirees, benefit-eligible adult dependents and departments, FASCCO helps individuals develop and foster strengths and resiliency to enhance their personal and professional lives.

If you are not on the Ann Arbor campus, please click here.

Please be advised that Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience for support and assistance. FASCCO is for U-M campus faculty and staff.

Crisis Text Line®

Text “4UMICH” (for U-M campus faculty and staff) or “UMICH” (if you are a member of the Michigan Medicine community) to 741741, to connect to a trained crisis volunteer. Text responders are there 24/7 for support and to help you sort through your feelings by asking questions, empathizing, and actively listening. You need not be in crisis to use this service for support and there is no charge for this service.