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staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make
the most of our resources.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers faced exceptionally stressful, uncertain and demanding work conditions. These burdens elevated the risk for anxiety, depression, insomnia, post-traumatic stress and burnout.
Recognizing the need for effective support, UHN's Centre for Mental Health created UHN CARES (Coping and Resilience for Employees and Staff). It offered rapid-response, mental health support to all UHN staff members – from frontline workers to administrators.
The project team – led by Drs. Kathleen Sheehan, Suze Berkhout and Susan Abbey – implemented a stepped-care approach that provided a range of options tailored to individual needs including:
Since it launched in April 2020, the program provided more than 1700+ appointments to support over 225 UHN team members. Online self-directed program resources generated 7,500 downloads.
UHN CARES was recognized in 2021 by the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee when it was awarded best project for improving the well-being of health care workers.
The project was funded by the MSH-UHN AMO Innovation Fund.
A note of thanks to the following individuals who helped support UHN CARES:
During its operation, UHN CARES collected valuable data through interviews, surveys, forums, and feedback reports enabling the team to track evolving healthcare worker needs and adapt the program. This also fuelled research endeavors focused on establishing best practices to supporting healthcare workers during future emergencies. Below are a few noteworthy examples: