UK Wellness Resources
Academic Resources offer a wide variety of online and in-person tips, tools, and suggestions.
UK HealthCare is committed to safety and well-being of patients, visitors, and staff in our enterprise. We take all forms of aggression, violence, and threats seriously. Sometimes frontline staff don't report these incidents, because they feel disruptive behavior is "part of the job". There is uncertainty about how and where to report.
Several childcare facilities are located on or adjacent to the UK campus. Please note that some of these programs have a 9-10 month waiting list, so if you are interested, please talk to the directors as early as possible.
You and your family have access to live financial experts for guidance on financial questions, big or small.
Diversity and Inclusion
As healthcare providers, we have an obligation to do no harm. But our obligations go further to prevent harm from befalling others because of our inaction or silence.
Abuse Response and Reporting
For procedures to report abuse, and for details of patient rights, click the title.
The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed.
The University of Kentucky GME Wellness In Training Committee is devoted to helping GME learners achieve their highest potential through the integration of the physical, social, emotional, environmental and economic aspects of wellness.
All of us are aware personally and professionally of the increase in our community of people with depression and anxiety, a trend that was significantly exacerbated by the pandemic. UK HealthCare is offering free online QPR Suicide Prevention training to employees. This training is based on research that has shown that communities with widespread suicide prevention training save lives. See comments below from employees who took the training and found it incredibly powerful. So far, 302 UK employees have completed the training – with 99.5% saying they found the training helpful for having a conversation with someone who is hurting. This one-hour training is offered online and is self-paced with 24/7 access for your convenience.
The department of neurology provides access to various services designed specifically for faculty and trainees to receive support in dealing with the unique needs of individuals. Counseling services can help identify and resolve problems related to work, personal, career or relationships.
Physician Support Line
This is a peer-to-peer support line for physicians by physicians that is available to US based DO / MD / international equivalents at the attending, fellow, resident, intern, medical student, or research level. Any discussions are confidential and protected.
Lexington Medical Society Physician Wellness Program
Services include individual counseling, couples/family sessions, and sessions with spouse/partners alone. These confidential and free counseling services are available to anyone.
UK Work-Life Counseling
Free and confidential counseling for life stress, work performance, substance abuse concerns, and mental health.
UK REFER Program
A Family Center Counseling service provided as a benefit to UK employees that focuses on personal, couple, and/or family concerns.
Emergent Psychiatry Services
UK Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic provides confidential consultation during business hours, five days per week. Call 859-323-6021 and follow the prompts for the Outpatient Clinic.
The Ridge Behavioral System
Access to confidential consultation regarding the need for emergency psychiatric services is available to 24 hours per day, seven days a week. The house staff officer is to call 859-268-6400 and ask for the Assessment Office and identify oneself as a UK resident/fellow needing immediate evaluation.