|Message Sent To:||All Faculty, All Staff, All Students|
|Message From:||Message from Human Resources, Message from the Wellness Center|
|Date Sent:||Tuesday, April 14, 2020 08:18 AM CDT|
Support Resources for Faculty, Staff, and Students
The safety and welfare of Loyola University Chicago’s community continues to be a priority for the University throughout these unprecedented times. As everyone continues to adapt to challenges brought about by the
COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on our communities at large, the Human Resources Department and the Wellness Center would like to share with you some ideas and resources on caring for yourself and your family.
The University offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help find solutions to issues and difficulties of daily life, and to provide supportive materials designed to help live a balanced lifestyle. This confidential program is offered at no cost through Perspectives, Ltd. and is available to all employees (Faculty/Staff) and their families. They provide 24/7 assistance with issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, emotional/physical/domestic abuse, and other concerns.
- Assessment, referral, and short-term counseling services are available by contacting one of Perspectives' licensed professionals at 800-456-6327.
- A wide variety of resources are also available online at perspectivesltd.com (Username: LOY500, Password: Perspectives) or through the Perspectives Spark mobile app.
- We encourage you to register for this Progressive Relaxation Exercise, facilitated by Perspectives: https://join.onstreammedia.com/play/perspectivesltd/29708-destressing-exercises-part-1-jc (Password: Perspectives).
- Friday, April 17, 10a.m. – 10:45a.m. | Zoom Meeting https://luc.zoom.us/j/431728432; Meeting
ID: 431 728 432
- Wednesday, April 22, 2:30p.m. – 3:15p.m. | Zoom Meeting https://luc.zoom.us/j/123567309; Meeting ID: 123 567 309
- Wednesday, April 29, 11a.m. – 11:45a.m. | Zoom Meeting https://luc.zoom.us/j/818877343; Meeting ID: 818 877 343
Stress Management Training
Managing the stress caused by the COVID-19 virus outbreak can improve your health, quality of life, and well-being. Most of us cannot make our day-to-day stress suddenly disappear, but we can strengthen our capacity to be affected by stress. We all have to find the right amount of stress that permits us to be healthy and function in our daily lives. This session will discuss techniques to help you regroup and gain control of stress due to the current situation that we are experiencing.
Registration via EMERGE is not required but encouraged.
The Wellness Center continues to provide a variety of resources for Loyola students. Beginning the week of Monday, April 13, medical and counseling clinicians will begin to provide tele-therapy and telemedicine to students living in Illinois through a videoconferencing platform. In addition, the Wellness Center continues to offer the following to all students:
- Nurse advice through Dial-A-Nurse at 773-508-8883.
- For mental health, the Wellness Center continues to provide telephone assessment, care management and referral, and consultation during office hours. Students can schedule this initial phone consultation either online or by calling 773-508-2530. In addition, a drop-in mindfulness meditation opportunity is available here.
- The Line is open and running as usual. For support and resources on sexual and relationship violence, please call 773-494-3810.
- When calling the Wellness Center, please leave a message (and make sure your voicemail is set up!). During office hours (8a.m.-4:30p.m.), your call will be returned from a blocked number within two hours.
For students at the Health Sciences Campus, Perspectives, Ltd., counseling can be reached 24/7 at 800-456-6327.
As people for and with others, demonstrating care and concern for our entire community and the common good, we will persevere in working through this period of uncertainty together. Do not hesitate to take full advantage of the above resources or any of the many others mentioned on the Wellness Center’s page.
Together in Loyola,
Human Resources and the Wellness Center