Are you interested in developing a healthier and more meaningful life while navigating the Covid-19 pandemic? Join COVID Support VT staff to explore the eight components of wellness and balance. Facilitators will provide support, encouragement and opportunities for interaction as participants find new ways to sustain personal wellness.
Exploring the many facets of “wellness” – and how they work or don’t work in your life – is the focus of an interactive virtual workshop being offered weekly on Tuesdays at 1 pm and Thursdays at 3 pm, by COVID Support VT. The statewide program helps people cope with pandemic stress through education, emotional support and connection to community resources.
Explore 8 Dimensions of Wellness and Learn When to Seek Help for Emotional Health Concerns
This workshop series uses the Wellness Wheel to identify and build upon skills we already possess to explore eight dimensions of wellness. These include: social, environmental, physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, and financial. Variations of the concept are used in diverse settings to help people understand the components of emotional well-being. Knowing when to seek support and where to get it, before we’re facing a crisis, is critical.
“I’m reassured and grateful to know these services exist. It’s been an incredibly stressful time and I didn’t quite know where to look for a little support.”~COVID Support VT Workshop Participant, Feb. 11, 2021
Members of the COVID Support VT Counseling Team, who also answer the COVID Support VT warmline (2-1-1, option #2), lead the workshops. The goal is to help people uncover their strengths and target areas of their life that they may want to improve. The wellness wheel is used as a framework for organizing our thoughts and aspirations around different areas of our life.
Come Ready to Explore Where You Are With Your Personal Wellness and Where You Want To Be
This workshop encourages community members, professionals, and providers to communicate openly and honestly about personal and community wellness, and provides a template for self-assessment, planning, and implementing changes when a need to do so is identified.
Need to talk?
Call 2-1-1 (option #2) or 866-652-4636 (option #2) for free, confidential, one-on-one counseling. Our Support Counselors are available Monday – Friday.
If you or someone you care for is experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, you can:
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-825.
- Text VT to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor 24/7.
- Connect with your local community mental health agency for 24/7 support.
Find resources and tools for coping with stress at www.COVIDSupportVT.org. Don’t forget to follow COVID Support VT on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. And, to stay up-to-date, sign up for our newsletter and blog.
COVID Support VT is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency, managed by Vermont’s Departments of Emergency Management and Mental Health, and administered by Vermont Care Partners, a statewide network of sixteen non-profit community-based agencies providing mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disability services and supports.