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Support Resources Available through the UNC Health Integrated Well-Being Program.

Some featured resources include:

  • Mental Health Professional Volunteer Hotline

o   Available 7 am – 7 pm to all HCS employees

o   Call (919) 966-4480 and ask to be connected to the Mental Health Professional Volunteer on call

o   After hours, call the Hope4Healers Helpline at 919-226-2002 run by DHHS

  • Emotional Support Resource Information Helpline

o   Available 7 am – 7 pm to all HCS employees

o   Provides information on available resources

  • Well-Being Coaching through Learning and Organizational Development

o   30 minute virtual coaching sessions available to all HCS employees

o   Email times you are available to and a coach will email you within one business day to schedule a session.

  • Coaching Services Available through the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development

o   Peer Coaching – virtual peer coaching sessions available to all faculty. Contact to be matched with a trained faculty coach.

o   Executive Coaching – virtual executive coaching available to faculty who serve in a designated leadership role.  Contact   These coaching sessions will focus on selected challenges and goals and be conducted with School of Medicine Executive Leadership Coach, Dr. Stephen Bogdewic.

  • Wellness Webinars

o   Available to all HCS employees. These are 60 minute, group-based sessions for mental health support within your unit. Offered through the Department of Psychiatry via WebEx. Sessions include an overview of coping skills and strategies as well as a clinician-led Q&A/discussion.

o   Complete this online form to request a session.

  • Occupational Therapy Resources for Disrupted Work

o   Available to all HCS employees. Occupational Therapists provide support and guidance for units and individuals who are dealing with disrupted work roles and routines during the pandemic. This includes coping with: taking on new responsibilities, working in unfamiliar environments, adapting to ever-changing roles.

o   Call 984-974-4344 or email

  • Mental Health Professional-Led Support Group

o   Support group sessions conducted via WebEx and led by Department of Psychiatry faculty. Updates about offerings can be found in Vital Signs.

o   To RSVP for a session, email La-Shell Johnson with the subject line: “Support Group RSVP”.  You will be sent a registration confirmation and the Webex information.

  • Carolina COVID-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC)

o   Available to UNC SOM and HCS employees. Student led and faculty supported initiative where UNC-CH students can volunteer their time to serve North Carolina during this critical time. Initiatives must be service-based and focused on supporting health systems, their patients, workforce, and/or communities facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Opportunities must allow students to adhere to the public health guidelines and/or practice social distancing.

o   More info and to submit a project:

  • Pastoral Care Spiritual Care Line

o   Available to UNC Medical Center (including Hillsborough and Wakebrook), School of Medicine, and REX.

o   Pastoral care when chaplains cannot go into patient rooms, when families need care and can’t come to the hospital, or when a staff member needs support.

o   Call the Spiritual Care Line: 984-215-6057 If prompted, leave a message and your call will be returned.

o   For urgent requests use the pager information below.

o   UNC MC Pastoral Care:

  • Office Phone: (984) 974 4021 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • After Hours Pager: 123 3288.

o   UNC Rex Pastoral Care:

  • 24/7 On Call for Spiritual and Emotional Support: (919) 784-5122
  • Office Phone: (919) 784-3371
  • Code Lilac: (919) 784-5122
  • Ethics Consult: (919) 784- 5122/(919) 784-3371
  • Critical Incident Stress Management Team

o   Open to all employees. Individual and group-focused support available after traumatic events and emotional support for caregiver trauma that occurs outside of adverse patient events.

o   CISM on-call coordinator pager: 216-3636 If no response, page the on-call Chaplain: 123-3288

  • Employee Assistance Program

o   Available to full- and part-time employees of Caldwell, Chatham, Johnston, Onslow, Pardee, PN, REX, Rockingham, UNC Medical Center, and School of Medicine. (Not available to Nash, Wayne, or travelers/contractors not hired by UNC). Also available to employees’ families.

o   HIPAA-protected, face-to-face visits with counselors in the community free of charge.

o   More Info Online

  • Beacon Program

o   Available to HCS patients, families, and employees. Services for children, victims of domestic abuse or intimate partner violence, human trafficking, workplace violence, sexual assault, and the elderly. Services include counseling, safety planning, lethality assessments, financial assistance, and education.

Phone: 984-974-0470
Pager: 123-6880
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 800-799-7233

  • Mindfulness via Webex

o   30 minute self-compassion sessions offered Monday through Friday.

  • 8:30 am Tuesday – Friday
  • 12:15 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • 4:00 pm Monday – Friday

o   Contact


  • Well-Being Index

o   Available to all HCS and SOM employees. The 9-question survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Upon completion you will receive immediate, individualized feedback, including local and national resources, to address your well-being needs.

o   To create an account use the access code below that best matches your role:

  • Physicians: UNC PHYSICIAN
  • Nursing Staff: UNC NURSE
  • Residents: UNC GME
  • Medical Students: UNC MED STUDENT
  • Employees: UNC TEAM

o   Once you’ve created your account, login at any time via this link to review your results or re-take your assessment.

  • Child Care for Healthcare Workers

o (maintained by the UNC Task Force for Childcare for Healthcare Workers, a collaboration between UNC Health and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health) provides up-to-date information on resources available locally.

o   Complete the survey to help the collaborative understand and respond to your needs.


Student Resources

Carolina Student Impact Fund to help students affected by COVID-19 (discussed at the CBP GPSF Town Hall).  A web-page has been set up detailing the  this special funding source (apparently the funding is greater than just the $25,000 committed by the GPSF) and contains a link for an individualized survey (associated with your PID).

  • When completing this form, you will need to provide documentation of expenses. Examples of documentation will appear with the upload option based on your selection(s) below. Please be sure to submit requested items with this form for review and processing.
  • Uploaded documentation can be in the form of, but is not limited to, screenshots, scanned documents and photos taken from your phone.
  • You will need to give a summary of your circumstances before selecting from a list of expenses
    • Examples of expenses include:
      • airfare
      • mileage for car travel
      • temporary lodging
      • food/food delivery fees
      • shipping items home
      • storage unit
      • computer repair or replacement
      • supplies to work remotely
      • internet/hotspot expenses
      • other (possibly rent aid)

Keep in mind that the governing powers which control this money will be deciding on a case by case basis and it is unclear if there is a limit in aid per student.
Also thank you to the CBP students who have filled out the survey sent out by Rachel after the town hall (included in the email with the PowerPoint) your feelings and thoughts matter to us and will help us decide how to spend the CBP Executive committee funds as well as our GPSF allocated funds.  If you have not done so already, please make an effort to fill this out.

Student Legal Services:
I wanted to share with you all some resources concerning student legal services recently shared with the GPSF Senate. They offer a wide range of FREE services (Notary services, they will actually represent you legally in a variety of legal issues) and FREE LEGAL ADVICE to UNC degree-seeking students.  In this stressful and financially uncertain times, there may be concerns about rent payments, breaking leases or negotiating buy-out agreements, landlord tenant relations and your legal rights (“Lease reviews, security deposit concerns, evictions, roommate agreements, subleasing questions, and even litigation. We can assist you with almost any landlord concern!”).  They can also help you with other legal concerns, such as representing you in a car accident case.  They are open for consultations during this time, they are currently holding live chats 9-3 on their website as well, and everything you tell the attorneys is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and bound by attorney-client privilege.  Please check out their website if you are interested in what services they can provide.

Healthcare – Campus Health

  • Campus Health remains open for limited services.
  • Call 919-966-2281BEFORE going to the office in person.

Student Counseling Services- during COVID-19 (

  • CAPS is open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.
  • Initial consultation: Call 919-966-3658 to be screened by phone.
  • Acute crisis: CAPS 24/7 is available at 919-966-3658 or visit CAPS between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. If you have symptoms of illness or recent exposure to a person with COVID-19, please call before visiting.
  • Scheduled Follow-ups and Groups will be held by ZOOM

Mental Health Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic