Join us on Friday, May 22 at 10am for Coffee Talk

FEAP’s Coffee Talk is a way for people to come together more informally and for a shorter time to hear some information but really to share and connect as a community. A great way to refuel at the end of the work week! Note: Participation in Coffee Talk is not eligible for Hoos Well rewards.

During this very difficult and uncertain time of the pandemic, many people are experiencing many levels of grief. Some have actually lost loved ones and are experiencing grief in the most commonly understood form of loss. All are experiencing a loss of life style, life schedule, and community connection which was unexpectedly taken rapidly away in a wave of fear. The grief from that feels ungrounding and unsettling to most of us, as there still is much uncertainty. Along with that baseline, many have a sense of grief relating to events and ceremonies such as graduations, weddings, and other celebrations which were canceled or postponed. And much needed and awaited vacations and family gatherings are also greatly missed and deeply grieved.

This Coffee Talk Gathering is an invitation to acknowledge the grief that is a natural part of this process in life now. We will also discuss ways to both honor and release some of what may come with the grief.

About the Facilitator

Joyce Camden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 30 years of experience as a mental health practitioner.  She has had a Private Practice for 24 years, as well as a history of work in community day treatment, and FEAP services. 

She developed the Trauma Program within UVA’s FEAP 5 years ago.  The services are for employees dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following a traumatic life event, series of events, and/or history of trauma.  She also provides training and development for the Be Wise program and Stress First Aid.