In an effort to help reduce stress and building resilience for essential healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) partnered with Lumos Transforms to make The Resilience Toolkit available to the union’s 97,000 members and leaders.
Healthcare workers are facing unprecedented levels of stress as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in the workplace and in their personal lives. The Resilience Toolkit utilizes promising stress reduction practices that reconnect people to a sense of relaxation and hope, even during difficult circumstances. By giving SEIU-UHW members self-care practices that are truly effective, within an accessible and sustainable framework, The Resilience Toolkit aims to help them grow resilience over time.
The partnership between Lumos and SEIU-West included a series of live kick off events for members, conducted on Facebook. Members then opted in to The Resilience Toolkit training – a self-paced, six module video series facilitated by Nkem Ndefo, creator of The Resilience Toolkit and founder of Lumos Transforms. To further support workers on their journey, participants can attend 25-minute live video sessions, where they can ask questions, receive guidance, and connect with others who are using The Toolkit to help them through this difficult time.
In the Coronavirus era, frontline healthcare workers are expected to operate at increased capacity, under a sustained level of high stress. Now more than ever, it’s important for these workers to have accessible frameworks that not only get them through the work day, but help them rest and recover when they return home.