WellnessMN

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. 

Upcoming Events

Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR)

This is a series of six virtual training sessions. We will learn one skill each session every Wednesday starting May 26, 2021 – June 30, 2021, from 12 – 1 pm CDT. You must attend ALL six sessions to receive CEUs and certification as an SPR coach.

SPR is an evidence-informed intervention designed to help individuals gain skills to reduce ongoing distress, promote resilience, and effectively cope in the weeks and months following a disaster or crisis. The SPR intervention is intended for individuals needing more than a single, brief intervention by a non-specialist but not necessarily needing full treatment for depression, anxiety, or PTSD. SPR skills focus on improving social support, helpful thinking, problem-solving, managing distressing responses to disaster reminders, and increasing positive activities.

Download the PDF for SPR registration, dates, and other information. This SPR training is offered by SHCC Behavioral Health Staff Wellness Branch. 

Past Presentation Recordings

2021 Preparedness Practicum

The February 24 event is in 10 separate videos below.

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…

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • YOGA!

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  • I plan my meals to keep healthy eating habits

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  • 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).

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

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  • do what I can to stay active

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  • 12 step meetings (I’m in recovery)

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

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

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  • Hiking up North

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

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  • Love, Forgiveness, Service

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

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  • Take a bubble bath!

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  • 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.

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  • Counseling has been so important

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

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • “Spa” music

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  • …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.

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

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  • Have a quiet dinner with my spouse

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  • Warm tea and a favorite blanket
Central Minnesota Healthcare Preparedness Coalition
Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition
Minnesota Department of Health
Northeast Healthcare Preparedness Coalition
SEMNHCC
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.

©2021 Statewide Healthcare Coordination Center (SHCC) Behavioral Health Staff Wellness Branch