In light of these uncertain times, 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.

Please check back regularly, as we will be adding to and rotating these resources.

New Resources Developed by FEAP Staff

UVA FEAP on the Fly: COVID Parenting
“We have to Reframe Our Parenting to Meet the Demands of a Pandemic”

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

UVA FEAP on the Fly: Caregiver Tips
Tips on how to keep your loved one safe and connected

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

Hosting and Leading Productive Remote Meetings
By Anna DeLong, LCSW, CEAP, Mindfulness Teacher

Managing a Prolonged Challenge
By Anna DeLong, LCSW, CEAP, Mindfulness Teacher

Love in the Time of Concern
By Deb Early, LPC, ideas taken from “Elite Daily” 

Webinars and Events

Online Contemplative and Ashtanga Yoga Classes—Spring 2020
We have transitioned our 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!

Not Losing Our Minds and Hearts When We Most Need Them: Mindfulness, Healing, and Wisdom in a time of COVID-19
With Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic.
Watch the recorded session:
YouTube
Facebook

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, Practices, Podcasts

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

“Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook”
How to Develop Resilience During Difficult Times

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

Simple Steps for Coronavirus Anxiety
Brief video from Jud Brewer on YouTube

Antidote for COVID-19 Induced Anxiety
Brief video from Jud Brewer on YouTube

Articles and Blog Posts

“We’re Going to be OK”
Children’s Book on “Staying Safe, Healthy, & Optimistic During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” by Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton & Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb, Illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin Webb

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

How to Protect Your Mental Health During a Quarantine
Appearing in UVA Today

COVID-19 and Our Pets
Appearing in Radio IQ, WVTF

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.

For Leaders: Supporting Your Staff During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
by the National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Moral Injury in Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
by the National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Tips for Providing Support to Others During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
by the National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Stay Calm and Reduce Fear During the Pandemic
Tip Sheet

Hosting and Leading Productive Remote Meeting
By Anna DeLong, LCSW, CEAP, Mindfulness Teacher

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

Webinars and Events

University of Virginia Volunteer Tutoring Network, K-12 Students at the School of Medicine in partnership with Madison House have created the UVA Volunteer Tutoring Network, a free virtual tutoring service for children of healthcare workers at UVA Hospital and other clinics/nursing homes in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Graduate students and faculty volunteers within the University of Virginia community are matched with K-12 students based on their indicated subject needs and meet through online videoconferencing with periodic follow up by program coordinators and teachers. Please Click Here to Sign Up or please contact: uvavolunteertutoring@gmail.com for more information.

Article and Blog Posts

Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak
World Health Organization

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.

Ten Percent Happier
This app offers a free Coronavirus Sanity Guide, guided meditations for Coronavirus Responders, along with a podcast, talks and newsletter on how to handle coronavirus anxiety. If you are a healthcare worker and are not currently subscribed to Ten Percent Happier, you can receive free access to the app by emailing care@tenpercent.com for instructions.

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.

Remote School Resources & Advice

Back to School Virtual Resources
By ReadyKids

Tips for Surviving Remote School 
by Devorah Heitner, PhD, author of Screenwise

Going Remote? Helping Kids Thrive with Distance Learning
by Devorah Heitner, PhD, author of Screenwise

Tips for Setting Up School at Home
Suggestions for bringing up the topic of the pull of cellphones during online class time without igniting defensiveness and debating.

How to Proactively Prepare for Distance Learning
by Jenny Anderson for the New York Times

How to Protect Your Family’s Privacy During Remote Learning
By Christina Caron for the New York Times

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.

Back to School Planning
Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers from the CDC.

Virtual Learning: 5 Tips for Working Parents
By Katie McCallum

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

Articles, Blog Posts, & Events

“We’re Going to be OK
Children’s Book on “Staying Safe, Healthy, & Optimistic During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” by Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton & Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb, Illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin Webb

A Few Guidelines & Tips for Parenting During a Pandemic
Guidelines for Parenting During a Pandemic

University of Virginia Volunteer Tutoring Network, K-12
Students at the School of Medicine in partnership with Madison House have created the UVA Volunteer Tutoring Network, a free virtual tutoring service for children of healthcare workers at UVA Hospital and other clinics/nursing homes in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Graduate students and faculty volunteers within the University of Virginia community are matched with K-12 students based on their indicated subject needs and meet through online videoconferencing with periodic follow up by program coordinators and teachers. Please Click Here to Sign Up or please contact: uvavolunteertutoring@gmail.com for more information.

UVA FEAP on the Fly: COVID Parenting
“We have to Reframe Our Parenting to Meet the Demands of a Pandemic”

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

FEAP’s Coffee Talk with Parenting Expert Monica Maughlin
Join FEAP’s Parenting Expert Monica Maughlin for Coffee Talk to Share and Discuss the Joys and Challenges of Having The Kids Home 24/7. May 1st 10am (zoom meeting)

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

“My Hero is You: How Kids Can Fight COVID-19”
A Storybook for Children by Helen Patuck & IASC Inter-Agency Standing Committee

Social Distancing, Online Learning, and Why Being Bored is a Sacred Act for Kids
Blog post from Brene Brown

How to Talk to Kids about the Coronavirus
Appearing in the Child Mind Institute

How to Talk to Kids about the Coronavirus
Appearing in PBS

How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronovirus
Appearing in PBS

Young Children at Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care
Appearing in Zero to Three

How to Home-School like a Pro and Survive in the Process
Appearing in KidsInTheHouse

Suddenly We’re all Homeschoolers.  What? You Weren’t trained for this?
Blog post from Aha! Parenting

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Appearing in Child Trends

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

Parent Support during COVID 19 Zoom Event
Attend a Zoom Event to Support Parents April 14th at 8pm

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


Additional Wellness Collections
to Explore

Hoos Well “Virtual Resources for Maintaining Wellbeing”

Fact Sheets and Resources to Support the Health and Well-being of Communities Impacted by COVID-19
From the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Resources to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy During the Coronavirus
Collected by Katie Strom, Assistant Professor, California State University, East Bay

COVID-19 Resource Hub Supporting our LGBTQIA Community
Published by Equality Virginia

Futures Without Violence COVID-19 Resource Page
Published by Futures Without Violence to support individuals and families at risk of experiencing abuse, violence, homelessness, etc., while self-isolating. Our vulnerable populations are even more vulnerable during this time.