Support for Public Health Employees
The New Jersey Department of Health was awarded the CDC NJ COVID Disparities Grant to promote resilience and sustainability of the NJ DOH public health workforce as a result of the pandemic. Hope for Health is based on the SAMHSA
Crisis Counseling Program model key principles; strengths based, anonymous,
outreach oriented, and designed to strengthen existing community support systems.
It does NOT provide clinical counseling services but refers to existing mental health resources in the community. Program term: March 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.
The emotional well-being of public health employees during the Pandemic is as important as the well-being of the people they serve in our communities. Hope for Health is available to help. We invite all public health employees to join our discussions about the ways in which the Pandemic continues to have an impact on their physical and emotional health as well as wellness strategies to manage stress and promote healing.
Who Cares? WE DO!
If you are in need of
Emotional Support, Crisis Counseling and/or Information and Referral
Call the NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline.
Open 8 to 8 Monday through Friday
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Click each graphic to download the flyer with clickable link(s).
Click here or the icon below for a brief introductory video from Yoga Jen.
Learn More about the New Jersey Department of Health Project Firstline Team:
Project Firstline Learning Needs Assessment Flyer (English)
Project Firstline Learning Needs Assessment Flyer (Spanish)
Understanding the Public Health Workforce’s COVID-19 Mental Health Challenges, Article from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Confronting Health Worker Burnout and Well-Being, Article from The New England Journal of Medicine
The Mental Health of Healthcare Workers, A Report from Mental Health America