To Take Care of Others, Take Care of Yourself
Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Staff
Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255
All APS employees have free, 24-hour access to counseling and other services through our Employee Assistance Program. Please call 1-888-324-2631 or visit hr.aurorak12.org/eap.
APS also partnered with Meru Health, which offers support to all APS staff through a free and 100% confidential 12-week program accessible via smartphone.
Espresa’s employee wellbeing and fitness platform empowers, engages, and rewards employees for healthy behavior. This can be done in person or virtually. By offering a wide range of activities for our employees, we are moving toward a culture of health and wellbeing. If you haven’t already, you can register through the email sent directly by Espresa on September 1st. A more direct registration/login process is coming soon!
For more information, please contact Louis Morphew, Wellness Coordinator at email@example.com
The University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry has launched a statewide educator mental health support program, offering a 7 day/week call line, group sessions, individual support sessions, and an online learning program. All services are free and available to any Colorado educator
Phone number: 303-734-2500
Coloradoeducatorsupport is a site dedicated to helping Colorado’s educational workforce. Here you can find resources to help process last year, plan for next year, and have the support to get through it all.
Mental Health Resource Bank brought to you by CDE with help from the Office of Suicide Prevention, Suicide Prevention Commission, the Colorado Youth Advisory Council, and the CDE team, and the Mental Health Education Literacy Resource bank.
The Collective offers virtual or in-person behavioral health services and accepts Kaiser! Their services include: individual therapy, psychiatry services, group therapy, yoga therapy, and virtual treatment options. They have locations in Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village, Central Park, and Lakewood. Click here to see their flyer.
Please visit the APS Wellness Website for more information and resources!
Resources, Research, and Articles
This Edutopia article shares simple tools that teachers can use to help them regulate their emotions, such as accurately labeling their emotions. These tips are especially timely, as some educators are coping with emotions triggered by traumas they have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also from Edutopia, this article by Kevin Leichtman provides examples of how school leaders can work to prevent teacher burnout. It lists five possible strategies, which include reducing educator roles and emphasizing mentorship.
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Tools and Forms
Staff Wellness Referral Form
Consultation and Assessment Forms
District Consent Forms (Screening Assessment & Direct Services & Release of Information) in the top school languages
Best Practices - This document is a guide for what information you will need to gather to make a referral for on the online form as well as walking you through the steps before and after a referral.
Qualified Referral Sources (QRS) - on this page you will find:
Name/Gender Change System