Virtual Resources for COVID-19

Virtual Resources that Support Coping


FEAP is pleased to share resources we have collected and created for you, our FEAP customers, in support of your mental and emotional wellness.

We have divided these resources by audience group (all, managers, healthcare workers) and again by resource type (webinar, podcast, video, etc.) so that you can easily find what you’re looking for.

Resources by Audience Type

  • Resources for All

    New Resources Developed by FEAP Staff

    How to Stress More Effectively
    By Rebecca Mason, MSN, RN, CS, CEAP

    Top 10 Tips for Building Resilience

    Cultivating Optimism
    By Mary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP, Relationship Specialist

    Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder
    By Ken Horne, MSW, LCSW, FEAP Consultant

    UVA FEAP on the Fly: Cultivating Resilience in a Time of Anxiety & Uncertainty
    By Ken Horne, LCSW

    Summoning Our Wisest Self
    12-minute video produced by FEAP staff in response to COVID-19

    Webinars and Events

     

    Conquering Stress
    Learning to manage stress is a life skill that can improve with practice. Join us in exercising your own stress management muscles! We will review a sequential model for evaluating our stressors and choosing the most appropriate stress management strategy. Learn tips and techniques, and share your experiences in managing stress. - October, 2020 with Rebecca Mason, MSN, RN, CS, CEAP

    Nourishing Restorative Sleep
    Learn guided exercises designed to promote deep relaxation, systematically and organically, and ultimately healthy sleep. You'll also learn about the most common barriers to healthy sleep; sleep hygiene; a self-assessment sleep checklist; the 'rest and digest' branch of the autonomic nervous system; steps to prepare the mind and body for rest, systematically and organically; and resources available and where to go for more information. -- March 2021 with Anna Delong, MSW, LCSW, CEAP.

    Online Contemplative and Ashtanga Yoga Classes—Spring 2021
    Participate in drop-in classes to an online platform! All classes are free and open to the public.

    Compassionate Care Initiative Virtual Classes
    Join us for live, online free, weekly, virtual drop-ins in yoga, guided meditation,  “office hours” with Kenny the Therapy Dog, and more. Zoom links will be sent to registrants before each session. Check out the calendar and register for whatever inspires you! Check back often, as we will be adding more offerings and resources in the coming days!

    What is Mindfulness and Why Should I Care?
    Watch this recorded webinar hosted by FEAP and Hoos Well at any time!

    Flourishing in Your Life
    Recorded Webinar
    This engaging seminar with Mary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP, will explore tips and tools to go from surviving to flourishing using information from the PERMA-V model of Flourishing developed by Martin Seligman with the addition of Vitality by Emiliya Zhivotovskaya. 

    Exercises, PracticesPodcasts

     

    Ted Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend
    by Kelly McGonigal

    Resilience Resources
    Evidence Based Practices for Resilient Grieving, Optimism, Daily Progress, Embracing Growth, Social Connection, & Achieving Goals

    Meditation Practices
    Brief guided meditations created by FEAP on SoundCloud to help you summon and strengthen your wise, calm, and compassionate self.

    Five Finger Exercise
    This technique is great for lessening anxiety, relaxing, and building confidence. On top of that, It only takes a few minutes to learn!

    Unlocking Us
    Podcast from Brene Brown

    Articles and Blog Posts

    Social (Media) Distancing and Good (News) Hygiene: Five Ways to Stop “Stress Contagion”
    Appearing on the Whole Health Life blog

    Additional Resources

    Community Resources Specialist
    UVA employees can receive help in meeting basic needs such as housing, clothing, utilities, and food, as well as assistance with personal budgeting and finance strategies.

    eM Life
    All employees and spouses can receive free access to eM Life, an online mindfulness platform that can be applied to everyday life and chronic conditions to promote health, happiness, stress management and self-care. The evidence-backed eM Life platform includes online and mobile interactive sessions, on-demand content, applied mindfulness practices, an expert-led community, and more.

  • Resources for Managers

    How to Lead with Mental Health in Mind
    Appearing in Forbes

    Managing Stress
    5 Tips for Leaders

    Team Social Undistancing
    Learn more about leading remotely

  • Resources for Healthcare Workers

    Article and Blog Posts

    Be Wise Stress Continuum
    Be Wise to Reduce Stress Poster

    Apps

    eM Life
    All employees and spouses can receive free access to eM Life, an online mindfulness platform and app that can be applied to everyday life and chronic conditions to promote health, happiness, stress management and self-care. The evidence-backed eM Life platform includes online and mobile interactive sessions, on-demand content, applied mindfulness practices, an expert-led community, and more.

    Headspace
    The Headspace app is offering free access to Headspace Plus for all US healthcare professionals working in public health settings.

    Calm
    Enjoy free resources from Calm.

  • Resources for Parents

    Remote School Resources & Advice

     

    Wide Open School
    Powered by Common Sense Media. Helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning. Students can access free, high-quality learning activities across subjects, all in one place.

    Understood.org
    Back to school resources for parents of all students, including those with Attentional and Learning Disabilities

    Articles, Blog Posts, & Events

    UVA FEAP on the Fly: Parenting Tips
    “Our Children’s Emotional Needs May Change During a Time of Uncertainty.”

    Wide Open School
    PreK to Grade 12 Arts & Music, Reading & Writing, Science, & Emotional Well Being Resources & Curriculum for Families & Educators

    Mindfulness for Kids and Families
    Fun, Activity Based Mindful Games for the Whole Family, by Susan Kaiser Greenland

    Additional Resources

    Common Sense Media’s Best of List for Kids
    Best of List for Kids Movies, Apps, Books, Websites, TV Shows, Games, & Resources etc.

    Support Groups for Teens
    Telehealth Support Groups are available for Teens, Call for info.

    Does Your Child or Teen Need Support?
    Telehealth Counseling is available for Children or Families, Call or Text

    Resources for Parents from People Places
    View a list of educational, recreational, and at home play ideas for kids of all ages.

    Mind Yeti
    Mindfulness-based cartoons for children