Resiliency Center

The Resiliency Center is designed to foster wellness and resilience for all employees within University of Utah Health. The Resiliency Center serves as a hub for coordinating and expanding innovative programming while also housing resources essential to professional fulfillment. We aim to promote personal resilience, reduce individual burden, and create an optimal work environment.

Services

Group Debriefing & Support

A team of mental health experts is available to provide evidence-based support to groups of all sizes following critical events and on a regular basis. 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is awareness with openness, flexibility, curiosity, and kindness. The Resiliency Center offers a variety of ways to learn and engage in mindfulness.

Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Program provides institutional-level support to U of U Health employees during or after adverse clinical events and other stressful situations like medical error or malpractice litigation. The Peer Support Program consists of a diverse network of U of U Health professionals who are trained as Peer Supporters.

The Peer Support Program is activated via contacting Dr. Jake Van Epps directly at jake.vanepps@utah.edu or the Resiliency Center at resiliencycenter@hsc.utah.edu or 801-213-3403. Once the program is activated, a Peer Supporter reaches out to you to talk via phone or in person. These conversations are private and confidential. They are designed to be helpful but are not a substitute for mental health services. If you are concerned about yourself or your colleague, please contact the Peer Support Program.

Workshops

The Resiliency Center offers a variety of evidence-based strategies that foster personal resilience. From simple self-awareness techniques to learning how to act on meaningful values, these experiential workshops teach participants how to be more psychologically flexible in their personal and professional lives.

Consultations

Resilience consultations are available to all University of Utah Health employees. These consultations are designed to provide support, motivation, and direction in addressing various aspects of work-life integration. They can vary in structure and function, including receiving support and referral to EAP or psychotherapy, learning about mindfulness techniques, identifying resources to enhance personal resilience, or exploring how to better advocate for yourself and your team. For more information, contact the Resiliency Center at resiliencycenter@hsc.utah.edu or 801-213-3403.

Coaching

Resilience coaching consists of 2–4 sessions focused on learning evidence-based skills related to mindfulness, positive psychology, and resilience. Coaching sessions are designed to be active and challenging, with a hint of humor. Participants are asked to practice skills in between sessions. Resilience coaching should not be considered a substitute for psychotherapy.

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