We wanted to share with you a resource that Lines for Life has recently rolled out statewide. The Oregon Helpers Initiative is geared towards supporting workers who are helping others and offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms to communities statewide. These drop-in peer support meetings are open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, educators, and more.
So many of you are working to support our community and our students through this harrowing time. We are grateful for all the work you do and hope this resource can be a support for you to find connection and prioritize your own wellness.
Each person will develop a toolkit of strategies to care for themselves during this difficult time, while surrounded by group support, guidance, and community. Building self-care skills is a necessary step in avoiding burnout and sustaining your ability to provide quality care for others.
We invite you to participate in the drop-in Virtual Wellness Rooms or Wellness Affinity Groups at your level of comfort.
Benefits of participating:
- Stress reduction
- Resource sharing
- Evidence-based self-care strategies
- Work-life balance strategies
- Community with those who care for others professionally
Ways to participate:
- Drop in to a Virtual Wellness Room to broaden your support network and connect with peers during this difficult time. Virtual Wellness Rooms are held every weekday 12:30-1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
- Join a Wellness Affinity Group. Affinity groups meet online and gather participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and share community resources as needed.
Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.