We place a strong priority on supporting the emotional and physical well-being of our faculty. Temple recognizes the systemic causes and challenges of burnout, and offers the following resources to support faculty as they navigate this important issue.
TU / LKSOM Resources
- Human Resources and Benefits Information (Temple University)
- HSC Student Faculty Center
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Carebridge (TFP Faculty Only)
Free and Confidential
www.myliferesource.com (Access Code: RBMNE)
Download the free mobile Carebridge App.
- Lifeworks (All Faculty)
LifeWorks provides free confidential counseling, consultations, community referrals and online access to hundreds of articles, toolkits, podcasts, webinars and much more. Services are available 24/7 online at www.lifeworks.com or by calling 888-267-8126.
- To access the LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program Platform, login and navigate to TUportal > Staff Tool tab > TUApplications section > LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program
- Carebridge (TFP Faculty Only)
- TUHS Practitioner Wellness Committee Resources
- Temple Peer Support Network (PSN) - Temple residents, fellows, faculty members and APPs experiencing stress or in need of peer connection can now request a confidential 20 minute check-in call from a colleague.
- Temple Owl Ribbon Recognition - Recognize a resident, fellow, faculty member or APP who has demonstrated excellence in patient care, professionalism or teamwork. The nomination will be forwarded to that person's department/division leadership.
- Physician Support Line: Free confidential peer support line by volunteer psychiatrists for US physician colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 1-888-409-0141, 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. EST.
- Free Guided Meditation Sessions - Dr. Sumita Bhambhani is offering 20-minute free guided meditation sessions via Zoom calls. If interested, please email her: email@example.com
- If you are feeling spiritual distress, please feel free to reach out for a confidential session with Chaplain Dr. Jocelyn Edathil available by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org or during office hours on Wednesdays from 1-3pm by calling the Office of Patient Experience at 215-707-2073. Chaplains are trained to provide compassionate spiritual care to patients, families and employees and to provide a pastoral presence and counseling to those who are experiencing stress, suffering or other spiritual and emotional needs. Chaplains take a non denominational approach in providing spiritual accompaniment to those who may be suffering from spiritual distress regardless of having or not having a religious affiliation.
- Mental Health Sessions - Dr. Auerbach, a PA Licensed Psychologist, is offering confidential mental health services to our medical professionals. If you’re interested, text him directly at 610-742-2225.
- Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare - Resources for Healthcare Professionals Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic
- What’s Different About the Stress Clinicians are Facing, and What Can Help
- Art of Living Online Happiness Program – free of charge to health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- LiveWell Foundation Support Groups - To help ensure people can stay connected and get the support they need through this uncertain time, they are offering free mental wellness and depression support groups online.
- Yale: The Science of Well-Being Course – This is offered online for free.
- US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Resources
- The Episcopal Crisis Response Center is open 24 hours a day. Patients can present directly to the Episcopal Hospital or Temple University Hospital Emergency Rooms to access the crisis center
- Confidential 2-COPE Temple Hotline 215-707-2673
- Philadelphia Behavioral Health Suicide/Crisis Intervention Hotline 215-686-4420
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255)
- National Domestic Abuse Hotline 800-799-7233
- National Help Line for Substance Abuse 800-262-2463