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Free COVID-19 Staff Coping & Support Hotline

For a 20-minute coaching session on coping with stress in your work or personal life during Covid-19, schedule a private call with a trained coach.

When you call, you’ll be prompted to leave a voicemail with the best time to schedule your appointment.

When you email, please include your name, phone number, and the best day and time for your appointment.

Then, you’ll receive a prompt email or call back confirming the day and time you can expect a call from one of our coaches. Calls will be kept confidential and private.

Meet Dr. Alyson VanAhn, Lead for COVID-19 Staff Coping & Support Line

Alyson VanAhn Ph.D. LP, Psychologist, Associated Clinic of Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.

This project is sponsored by a LeadingAge MN Foundation grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services

Bouncing Back: The Art of Building Resilience.

Weekly Tips for Bouncing Back from COVID-19 Stress

Weekly Tips for Bouncing Back from COVID-19 Stress

Welcome to our COVID-19 Staff Coping & Support blog. We’re calling it Bouncing Back because each post will give you tips about how to build your own resilience during this pandemic. We all have times when we feel like we’re at our limit—with residents, co-workers, families or in our personal lives—and it’s helpful to have some “go-to” practices that will help you bounce back from these moments.  I am Alyson VanAhn, PhD and I work on the Geriatric Team at Associated Clinic of...

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Start Creating Space for Stress Relief: The Power of Acknowledgement

Start Creating Space for Stress Relief: The Power of Acknowledgement

COVID-19 makes most aspects of life more difficult and complicated. This is especially true for those working in senior care environments. You face new risks and significant challenges simply by going to work during the pandemic. Balancing this with stressors at home (from COVID-19 or for other reasons) is no small feat. It is normal to feel tired and not at your best in any roles. This blog provides reassurance and encouragement as well as simple, brief ways you can build resilience and...

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Appreciations for Resilience

Appreciations for Resilience

It’s difficult to know the “right” way to do things when the rules change so quickly—like during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also easy to become fatigued and frustrated when you are working hard, but not feeling as effective or helpful as usual. At this time, “recognizing wins” becomes important for us all to maintain motivation and a sense of doing our job well. This is especially true for those who work in senior care environments during this trying time. For this installment, we are...

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Is this open to all staff?

Yes, any staff person who works at a LeadingAge Minnesota member senior care organization can use this service.

What is the cost?

The is free to all staff from a LeadingAge MN Foundation grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Will anything I say be shared with my employer or the funder?

Call content will be kept confidential and not shared with employers or funders.

Is this a crisis line where a person will answer immediately?

No, you can leave a message to schedule a 20-minute coaching session. If you need immediate help, you can use the Minnesota Crisis Text Line available 24 hours a day, every day. Text “MN” to 74174 or Call **CRISIS (**274747).

Can my team sign up for a group coaching call?

Yes, you can schedule a coaching call for your team. Send an email to make your request.

Is this counseling or therapy?

No, but your coach from the COVID-19 Coping & Support line may suggest further assistance.