MetroHealth Promotes Self-Care for Essential Workers
Cleveland – The MetroHealth System is bringing together healthcare workers, providing a safe space and virtually connecting community-based organizations through Resilience Circles, an online meeting room.
Resilience Circles are small groups of no more than 15 people, led by a trained resilience coach on Zoom. The meetings can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to give each participant an opportunity to share.
It’s a judgement-free zone for essential workers, caregivers and community organization leaders to practice self-care and focus on being rather than doing. Nord Center, ADAMHS Board and Bellefaire are only some of the organizations that have participated in the program since its launch less than a month ago.
“We can be really flexible, but we are not unbreakable, we have to give ourselves space and grab for what we’ve been needing,” said Sarah Hendrickson, Director for the Center for Health Resilience & The Trauma Recovery Center. “To keep people invested in their work and to promote and require systems to value their workers, this is the small but sweeping change that needs to happen.”
Human connection is critical right now and MetroHealth has seen that with close to 100 attendees in 14 different circles so far.
There’s no limit to how many free meetings a person can attend. For more information on how to register or schedule a private session for an organization, visit www.metrohealth.org/resiliencecircles.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.