Resources for Clinicians, Learners and Staff

As healthcare workers, clinicians, trainees, and students, we are committed to caring for others. Prioritizing and maintaining our own wellness is challenging. We are several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and focusing on professional well-being has become more important than ever.

Take Care of Yourself. Connect to Others.

The Office of Professional Wellbeing, HSC Wellness and UMNH Employee Well-Being are here to support you. We are committed to creating efficient workflow, building a caring culture, and supporting your personal resilience during this pandemic, and always.

Here, we provide information to help you take care of yourself while building a connection to those around you.

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The Well-Being Connection Webinar Series

Supporting Caregivers with Children's Educational Needs 

When: Wednesday, September 23, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Presenter: Melissa McConnell-Hand, LMHC, Counselor, Employee Well-Being Program at UNM Hospital

Description: Navigating children's educational needs during the pandemic is difficult. Learn strategies for creating structure, keeping children socially connected, speaking with children about COVID, and managing expectations. Explore how to organize the seemingly constant stream of information, while assessing for stress in your children and self. When necessary, learn how to communicate needs with your child's education provider to reduce stress and adopt a "Good Enough" routine.

Sponsored by UNMH Employee Well-being, UNM SOM Office of Professional Wellbeing, and UNM HSC Wellness. Click below for registration link (after registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to attend): 


COVID-19 Resources

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in New Mexico continues to grow. The numbers are changing frequently. For the most up-to-date information and statistics, visit the New Mexico Department of Health. For HSC information and resources related to COVID-19, please visit our website.

Our clinicians continue to follow all established protocols to provide the best possible care and reduce the possibility of spread of the virus. For the latest UNM Health System updates and information, visit the HSC Newsroom. For accurate, timely information and guidelines regarding COVID-19 in the United States and abroad, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Resources and Links - Stay Informed

In Crisis? Need to Talk to Someone Now?

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the stressors and the anxiety COVID-19 creates for healthcare workers and medical students, do not hesitate to reach out for help.

  • Psychiatric Emergency Services—Open 24 hours/day, 7 day/week. Call 505-272-9038.
  • Agora Crisis Center—Phone hotline staffed by trained specialists. Call 505-277-3013. Chat hotline on website.
  • National Suicide Awareness Hotline—24/7 free and confidential support. Call 800-273-8255 or text crisis text line (text home to 741741).
  • New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) —24/7 free and confidential support. Call 855-662-7474.
  • Outcomes, Inc.—Our UNMH employee assistance program has a 24/7 access line. Call 505-243-2551. Also available to all interns, residents and fellows.
  • Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) —24-hour crisis line. Call 505-277-3136 and select option 3. There is a licensed counselor available 24/7.

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Well-being Tip of the Day

Stock up on convenient and healthy snacks, like bananas or individual bags of nuts or carrots. Keep them within easy reach at home, work and in the car. The next time a craving or bad mood hits, reach for some mood-boosting goodness!