Focused on Behavioral Health Staff Wellness, providing tools and resources that support the individual, the team, and the organization for all responder levels to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

It is our genuine desire to support you, your team, and your organization in this prolonged challenging response.

You are much appreciated and valued. 

Minnesota Cares:
A Wellness Workshop For Our Healthcare Community

Hands holding state of MinnesotaA FREE event on November 2nd, 2023, to honor the healthcare community and to provide them with evidence-based tools to improve their well-being and build resilience.
Read more about the Minnesota Cares event.




Book Club

When: Second Monday of every month 11am- 12pm
Where: Join Here

Understanding what drives our team: The science of organizational psychology

Lead by Hanna Marzinske
When: July 27th 9-10:30am
Register: https://www.train.org/mn/course/1108548/live-event

OP 072023 (PDF)

De-Escalating Emotionally-Charged People and Situations

Lead by Luke Campbell
When: August 17th 9-10:30am
Register: https://www.train.org ID# 1105092

De-escalation flyer summer (PDF)

Skills for Psychological Recovery (6 virtual learning session series-must attend all to receive CEUs and certificates of attendance)

When: All sessions will take place 2-3pm on Tuesdays

  • September 19, 2023
  • September 26, 2023
  • October 3, 2023
  • October 10, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • October 24, 2023

Register: https://www.train.org/mn/ ID# 1111006
Pre-requisite: Psychological First Aid training found Here

Fall 2023 SPR (PDF)

Other Psychological First Aid opportunities Presented by Regional Behavioral Health Coordinators


  • August 14, 2023
  • October 9, 2023
  • December 11, 2023

Register: https://www.train.org/mn/ ID# 1101620

10 minutes for You!

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:50pm on Teams
Join: 10 Minutes for You

10 Min for You Calendar July (PDF)

Tiny Habits

Practice tiny habits each day as a way to continue your wellness journey by using this calendar to guide your efforts.

Ongoing Events

Virtual Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training
Offered the 2nd Monday of every month, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Psychological First Aid handout (PDF)

The MN Train
You will need to create an account to join any of the upcoming training sessions.  Look for Course ID:  1101620 and determine a date that works best for you.  On that day, please log in and join the training per the instructions provided.

Past webinars & presentation videos, by category:

Nature Bathing Photo Gallery

Clicking on the photo above opens a full-screen image slider. To close the slider, click on the “X” at the top.

I want to follow up on the presentation by Glenn. It had me in tears, he was so placid and understanding in his tone and his words hit deep. I appreciate the coalition so much, offering this and then also opening it up to everyone no matter what they do or where they are at. I can’t thank you enough for what I call these professional gems, the things that make the days shine brighter.
— M.L., State of Minnesota employee

I’m so impressed with the wellnessmn website and resources. I downloaded a few of the materials today to give to patients and also forwarded the site to the Provider Wellness Committee at my hospital.
— C.J., Integrative Physical Therapist

How people are doing self-care…


  • on a day off, I sleep in without feeling guilty


  • I designate an hour before I go to bed to do something relaxing without distractions. For me, this is reading. No devices, no TV. I call this “my wind-down hour” before I go to bed.


  • I dedicate one hour each morning to exercise, meditate, and journal; before I get ready to work for the day.


  • YOGA!


  • I plan my meals to keep healthy eating habits


  • I spend some time daily (most days) reading, praying/in communication with God. I am able to approach him because he made a way for me (us).


  • An intense work out (running, spinning, lifting)


  • do what I can to stay active


  • 12 step meetings (I’m in recovery)


  • take a lot of effort and care in the meals I make for myself and my loved ones


  • find activities I really like to do, cross country skiing, biking, and sledding with the kids, etc., and I find times to do them


  • Hiking up North


  • it helps my brain to relax from work if it is concentrating on accomplishing something at home


  • Love, Forgiveness, Service


  • take walks regularly—fresh air and natural light really help me


  • Take a bubble bath!


  • if I find I’ve over committed, I allow myself to cut back, reschedule, etc.  I remind myself there’s no extra bonus in spreading myself too thin.


  • Counseling has been so important


  • I hired someone to help my kids with distance learning and housework


  • I have had great friends, mentors, pastors through my life. They have been always available to ask questions, vent, and ask for help.


  • Walk my dog down by the river (water is very soothing to me)


  • I now fully recognize that I am not in charge. Even if I am leading the meeting, the project, performing CPR, vaccination clinic


  • I report to God, my self-worth comes from him. He has provided a way and I am approved in his eyes, no matter if I do well or if I am way off.


  • “Spa” music


  • …a verse that I try to live by; 2 Corinthians 4:5; “For we preach not ourselves but Christ Jesus the Lord and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” So, every team I am part of I will serve the best that I can.


  • Every human I meet I try to treat them as an image of God and attempt to love them as God has loved me.


  • Have a quiet dinner with my spouse


  • Warm tea and a favorite blanket
Central Minnesota Healthcare Preparedness Coalition
Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition
Minnesota Department of Health
Northeast Healthcare Preparedness Coalition
South Central Healthcare Coalition
Southwest Healthcare Preparedness Coalition
Northwest Healthcare Coalition
West Central Minnesota Healthcare Preparedness Coalition

This collection of resources is brought to you by the Statewide Healthcare Coordination Center (SHCC) Behavioral Health Staff Wellness Branch. The Statewide Healthcare Coordination Center is the organizational structure for the eight Healthcare Coalitions in the state of Minnesota to ensure a coordinated response in a statewide emergency.

©2023 Statewide Healthcare Coordination Center (SHCC) Behavioral Health Staff Wellness Branch