Free Wellness and Mental Health Resources for Health Care Workers During COVID-19

Updated: May 19

At a time when people across the world have been struggling, I am thankful for so many individuals and groups who are making an effort to provide extra support for family, friends, and strangers alike. Below are some wellness resources available to support physicians and other health care professionals during COVID-19. Some of the resources are available for everyone. Please feel free to share with anyone you think might benefit.


Counseling

Project Parachute - Free counseling for health care workers on the COVID-19 front line

Physician Support Line - Volunteer psychiatrists providing free peer support to physicians during COVID-19 pandemic. Available 8 am - 12 am EST. Call 1 (888) 409-0141

Talkspace - App-based free month of therapy for health care workers or first responders

Real - Free one-time mental health check-in for anyone

Reloveution - Get matched with a volunteer mental health professional. Available for COVID-19 first responders, emergency personnel and health care professionals

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Available for anyone. Call 1-800-273-TALK(8255)

Crisis Text Line - Available for anyone. Text TALK to 741741


Meditation and Mindfulness

Mindful Healthcare Collective - Coalition of physicians offering free wellness sessions and resources for healthcare professionals, parents, seniors and the general public

Headspace Meditation App - Free through 2020 for health care professionals

Ten Percent Happier Meditation App - Free for 6 months for health care professionals

Free Art of Living Breathing Meditation Program - Free for health care professionals

Inner Engineering Meditation Program - Free for health care professionals


Fitness Apps and Classes

Down Dog App - Free on demand yoga and HIIT classes for health care professionals through July 1

Asana Charlestown - Free live stream yoga, pilates, meditation and barre classes for health care professionals

Nike Training Club - Variety of on demand fitness classes free for anyone indefinitely due to COVID-19

Peloton - Variety of on-demand fitness classes for anyone free for 90 days. No CC required if you sign up through the app.

Peer Support

Wendy Lau, MD - EM physician, chaplain candidate, and long-term contemplative practitioner offering free 25-minute support sessions for physicians at front-line of COVID-19

Center for Cognitive Diversity - One hour free peer support sessions at designated times for health care professionals

Coaching

Sara Dill, MD - Free four week group life coaching program for physicians during COVID-19

Ginny Bucci, MD - To help support our community through COVID-19, I am offering a free full 40-minute life coaching session for anyone coping with stress related to COVID-19 through the end of May. Click here to sign up for a session or here to learn more about life coaching.


Take care and don't forget to take care of your own health and wellness needs during this time!