UNC based resources that provide emotional and wellness focused support for individuals, units, and departments.
A chaplain is available 24/7 for spiritual counsel, emotional support, prayer or nonjudgmental presence.
A UNC based program that provides help for people experiencing interpersonal abuse and family violence.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team
Available to UNC Medical Center (including Hillsborough and Wakebrook), UNC School of Medicine. CISM provides individual and group focused support after traumatic events as well as emotional support for caregiver trauma that occurs outside of adverse patient events. CISM on-call coordinator pager: 216-3636 If no response, page the on-call Chaplain: 123-3288
Emotional Support for UNC SOM Scientists
Available to UNC SOM Scientists. Confidential Telehealth is available at no cost to UNC SOM Scientists from the Department of Psychiatry. For information on how to set up phone support, email Jennifer Tauber with "SOM Scientist Telehealth Request" in the subject line.
Emotional Support Resource Information
Available from 7am-7pm to all employees throughout the health care system. Colleagues and providers can call (984) 215-5699 for information about emotional support resources.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Available for Caldwell, Chatham, Johnston, Onslow, Pardee, Physicians Network, REX, Rockingham, UNC Medical Center (including Hillsborough and Wakebrook), UNC School of Medicine. This resources includes a limited number of face-to-face visits with a local counselor at no cost. Information about access can be found at here or contact Jennifer Tauber for more information.
Healing Heroes Helpline (H3)
Available 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday to all employees throughout the health care system. The H3 is a warm support call-in service available to all statewide One UNC Health professionals. It is directly staffed by a Mental Health Provider for consult calls Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. -6 p.m. For the remaining scheduled hours, a provider will respond quickly and instructions are provided on how this works upon call in. A qualified mental health stress provider will provide a skills-based consultation, access to resources, a connection to confidential faculty run support groups, or a direct referral for therapy. Call (984) 215-5655.
Occupational Therapy Resources for Disrupted Work
Available to all employees throughout the health care system. Occupational therapists are available to provide support and guidance for departments, units, and employees who are dealing with disrupted work roles and routines during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes employees who find themselves being asked to take on new responsibilities, work in unfamiliar environments, and adapt to ever-changing roles. To learn more about occupational therapy mental health resources, call 984-974-4344 or email Marybeth Gallagher.
Available to all employees throughout the health care system. Certified coaches from Learning and Organizational Development offer coaching to assist individuals in getting to the core of a concern and discover ways to address the concern and adapt. Email times you are available to Rhonda Lowe; a coach will email you within one business day to schedule a 30-minute coaching session via phone or virtual meeting.
Available to all employees throughout the health care system. These 60-minute, group-based sessions are being offered through the Department of Psychiatry via WebEx/Zoom and include an overview of coping skills and strategies, as well as a clinician-led Q&A/discussion. These sessions allow multiple providers and staff to have a more personalized experience as they are navigating stressors in the workplace. If your group/clinic/department is interested, complete this online request form.
Carolina COVID-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC)
Available to UNC SOM employees and UNC Health Care System employees system-wide
The Carolina COVID-19 Student Services Corps (Carolina CSSC) is a student led and faculty supported initiative where UNC-CH students can volunteer their time to serve North Carolina during this critical time. This effort facilitates support of UNC's healthcare community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiatives must be focused on supporting health systems, their patients, workforce, and/or communities facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Opportunities must be service based and allow students to adhere to the public health guidelines and/or practice social distancing. You can find out more information and submit projects here.