Past the Pandemic: Mental Well-Being For You and Your Patients 

 ​​A CU Anschutz Department of Psychiatry Initiative to Help Those Helping Others During COVID-19

This 8-session series is designed to help frontline workers recognize signs and symptoms of stress and burnout, prevent impact of stress injury, build competence in responding to stress in the Pandemic, and promote connection with other health care workers during this time.

Past the Pandemic: This ECHO series offers health care providers and other staff working in health care settings strategies to navigate, normalize and hold space for worries and experiences during this pandemic. Each session provides helpful, tangible tools in a psychoeducational, didactic format. By understanding stress along a continuum, participants will learn how to manage stress and loss, increase capacity to prevent burnout, elevate connectedness and mindfulness, and promote quality patient care.



Series Objectives: 

  1. Participants will recognize the centrality of social connectedness to manage the COVID-19 crises.

  2. Participants will gain an understanding of the Stress Continuum model.

  3. Participants will learn to utilize tools to mitigate stress injury impact, such as Individualized resiliency Planning, stress management techniques, communication skills, and mindfulness practices. 

  4. Participants will feel supported by the ECHO series community. 

  5. Participants will know when and how to obtain mental health resources. 

“I thought it was SO helpful to have free and accessible therapy sessions. Honestly, as a manager, it saved my life! I really had staff that felt supported, heard, and it took a little bit of the burden off of me. I highly, highly recommend that we continue this if possible. I really am thankful and appreciate this resource so much and more than anyone could know.” 

                    -Shannon Walter, MSN, RN, nurse manager at UCHealth

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