Work/Life Connections

Our Mission: Elevating psychological resilience.

Faculty and Physician Wellness - Nurse Wellness 
Employee Assistance - The Advanced Practice Wellness Program

Work/Life Connections Offers TeleHealth via ConnectCARE

ConnectCAREWork/Life Connections (WLC) is currently providing counseling, coaching, critical incident stress management debriefings, and resilience skill training through our ConnectCARE option, offering confidential ZOOM telehealth sessions. This supports the 'Safer at Home" initiative and provides supports to faculty and staff who may need remote access to counseling and coaching services due to self-monitoring or physical distancing requirements. To make an appointment with a counselor, faculty and staff may call 615-936-1327 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm).

Visit Your Well-being Navigator, a one-stop website that  links you with resources for all your well-being needs, especially in this time of COVID-19. This digital resource houses links to resources that will support your physical health, mental health, social health, home life, and workspace. Resources specific to helping support you during the time of COVID-19 are easily accessed and will be updated on a regular basis.

Download this one page overview of the Work/Life Connections-EAP with links to our array of services.

Download this for a summary of the Health and Wellness services offered virtually.

Coaching, Counseling, and Consultation

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Work/Life Connections-EAP's team of clinicians conduct assessments and provide recommendations focused on the specific needs of employees. Performance Coaching focuses on enhancing productivity and workplace effectiveness through goal-setting and skill-building. Counseling for acute life stressors is brief and solution-focused. Employees needing longer term or more specialized counseling for ongoing issues will be given resource information and referrals to community providers. Consultation services are available to guide supervisors in addressing performance issues and difficult workplace situations.

Located in the basement of the Medical Arts Building, Work/Life Connections-EAP offers free and confidential services to VUMC employees and their spouses.

Please call 615-936-1327 to schedule an initial assessment appointment to determine what service best meets your needs.

Employees may also opt to search for a longer-term provider on their own. Read about how to find a mental health provider based upon your insurance coverage.


Building Resilience


As we each face difficult challenges and change, Work/Life Connections-EAP provides programs to foster the resilience of VUMC's faculty and staff.

We can help build team resilience by providing interpersonal skills training for your department. For the individual, our performance coaching can also help individuals develop and enhance interpersonal skills. Our manager consultations can assist leaders with approaches to help their teams navigate change.

Watch​ the video, "Building Resilience: Turning Challenges into Success," which highlights how individuals can manage attitudes, invest in developing interpersonal skills, and make health lifestyle choices.

Visit the Resilience Toolkit to learn about the attitude, skills, and lifestyle required to "bounce back" from adversity and stress.

Call Work/Life Connections-EAP at 615-936-1327 to schedule the service that meets your needs.​

Crisis Situations & Critical Incident Stress Management Interventions

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Are you in need of more immediate assistance? Work/Life Connections - EAP can assist you via telephone or connect you to crisis resources within and outside the VUMC community.

WLC-EAP also administers the Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund application process for VUMC employees in temporary financial hardship who qualify for assistance.

In addition, when a traumatic incident (such as the death of a co-worker, a threat to the personal safety of the staff, or other stressful event) impacts the emotional well-being of the VUMC community, Work/Life Connections-EAP is here to assist.

Call 615-936-1327 or visit the Critical Incident Stress Management webpage to learn more about what Work/Life Connections-EAP can do to support faculty, physicians, and staff who experience potentially traumatizing events or unanticipated outcomes. Learn about adverse event, peer support, and critical incident stress management resources.

Call 615-936-1327 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

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All Aboard GraphicBefore your first day of work, we want to make sure you have all you need to maximize your productivity and well-being. We provide required health services to protect you at work, and services to promote health and build resilience.

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