Hope4Healers is a free service that provides brief counseling to help healthcare workers, childcare workers, and first responders manage the stress created by the extraordinary conditions brought on by the Coronavirus. Family members of these workers are eligible for the service as well. Licensed mental health professionals provide the counseling on a confidential basis. Counselors work with clients in a collaborative manner which assumes that, with support, they can identify solutions to the problems they face and competently manage the stress they are dealing with. Hope4Healers is a collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Services and The North Carolina Psychological Foundation.

If you want to volunteer to help these health care workers and families manage the stress created by being on the front lines of COVID-19, please click here to read the full letter from the Disaster Response Network Leaders. Please click here to read the guidelines for volunteering. 


Introduction Materials

Hope4Healers Volunteer Letter

Guidelines for Professionals

W
ebinar Recordings

Tuesday, May 5
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Friday, May 8 (The first seven minutes were missed.)
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Resources for Hope4Healers Professionals

Guidance Document on COVID-19 Death and Dying Exposures: Considerations for Healthcare Workers and Staff Exposed to COVID-19 Death and Dying

Guidance Document on COVID-19 Death and Dying Exposures: Considerations for Family and Other Personal Losses Due to COVID-19 Related Death

Providing Good Grief Support for Closer Friends

Complicated Grief What It Is and What It Feels Like

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence - link to the website 

 

Flyers

Hope4Healers Child Care Flyer - Option 1 -  (English) - Feel free to share with those who work in child care

Hope4Healers Child Care Flyer - Option 2 - (English) - Feel free to share with those who work in child care

Hope4Healers Child Care Flyer - Option 1 - (Spanish) - Feel free to share with those who work in child care

Hope4Healers Child Care Flyer - Option 2 - (Spanish) - Feel free to share with those who work in child care

Hope4Healers First Repsonders Flyer - Option 1- (English) - Feel free to share with those who work with first responders

Hope4Healers First Responders Flyer - Option 2 - (English) - Feel free to share with those who work with first responders

Hope4Healers First Responders Flyer - Option 1 - (Spanish) - Feel free to share with those who work with first responders

Hope4Healers First Responders Flyer - Option 2 - (Spanish) - Feel free to share with those who work with first responders

Hope4Healers Health Care Flyer - Option 1 - (English) - Feel free to share with those who are health care workers

Hope4Healers Health Care Flyer - Option 2 - (English) - Feel free to share with those who are health care workers

Hope4Healers Health Care Flyer - Option 1 - (Spanish) - Feel free to share with those who are health care workers

Hope4Healers Health Care Flyer - Option 2 - (Spanish) - Feel free to share with those who are health care workers

Hope4Healers Teachers Laptop Size (English)

Hope4Healers Teachers Laptop Size (Spanish) 

Hope4Healers Teachers Paper Size (English)

Hope4Healers Teachers Paper Size (Spanish)

Hope4Healers Teachers Water Laptop Size (English)

Hope4Healers Teachers Water Laptop Size (Spanish) 

Hope4Healers Teachers Water Paper Size (English)

Hope4Healers Teachers Water Paper Size (Spanish)

Hope4Healers Teachers - Option 1 - (English)

Hope4Healers Teachers - Option 1 - (Spanish)

Hope4Healers Teachers - Option 2 - (English)

Hope4Healers Teachers - Option 2 - (Spanish)

 

 

 

NC Enters Into Phase 1
On May 5th, Governor Cooper modified North Carolina’s Stay At Home Executive Order, transitioning the state to Phase 1 of slowly easing COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order 138 goes into effect on Friday, May 8 at 5 pm.   

Highlights of Phase 1 include: 

  • Any retail business may open at 50 percent capacity. Businesses will be required to practice social distancing, perform frequent cleanings, provide hand sanitizer when available, screen workers for symptoms and more.
  • People may leave their homes for commercial activity at any business that is open. 
  • Certain businesses remain closed, including bars, personal care businesses, entertainment venues, and gyms. Restaurants may only continue to serve customers for drive-through, take-out and delivery. 
  • Teleworking is still encouraged for businesses that can practice it.
  • Cloth face coverings are recommended when you leave the house and may be near other people who are not family or household members.  

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) created several materials to help businesses navigate Phase 1, including: 

  • NCDHHS Checklist for Business Owners
  • Interim Guidance for Owners, Staff, and Patrons of Businesses
  • Symptom Screening Checklist
  • Templates to Meet Required Signage 

DHHS also previewed a new campaign, Know Your Ws! While North Carolinians should still stay home, if they go out, they should know their Ws: Wear. Wait. Wash. 

  • Wear a face covering
  • Wait 6 feet apart from other people
  • Wash your hands often  

A Know Your Ws flyer is available in English and Spanish. More materials will be coming.

Executive Order 138 

FAQ about the Executive Order 

Presentation from May 5th Press Announcement 

Fact Sheet on What’s New in Phase One 

FAQ on Cloth Face Coverings 

Business Materials 


Are you a Health Care Worker? 
Do you or your family members need FREE emotional support from being on the COVID-19 front lines?
Please call the NC Hotline - 919/226-2002. 


Are you a Child Care Worker? 
Do you or your family members need FREE emotional support from being on the COVID-19 front lines?
Please call the NC Hotline - 919/226-2002.