Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Collection of Well-Being Resources for Radiologists

Self-care is a critical part of well-being, but how do you make time for yourself in the middle of a pandemic?

Below you’ll find a list of resources, activities, webinars, podcasts, and more. This collection of resources was started by ACR Well-Being Workgroup member Rebecca Seidel, MD, also chair of the Wellness Committee at Emory University, in her efforts to combat the toll of COVID-19.

If you have a resource you’d like to share, please contact us. Please check back regularly, as dates, times, or links may change, and as resources are added.

Need a well-being boost? Take a look at the ways fellow radiologists have created bright spots during the pandemic.


University of Washington Faculty Resources 

University of Washington Recorded Webinar: Coping With Uncertainty About The Coronavirus 
(You must register and then will receive immediate access to the webinar.)

Yale’s Science of Well-Being Course  on Coursera, free enrollment starts March 30

Caring for Ourselves in Times of Crisis  a webinar from The Beryl Institute



Healthy Minds App , free to individuals

Insight Timer App , free app for sleep, anxiety, and stress

Social Distancing Tapping Support Sessions , no registration needed (courtesy of Jill Wener, MD). 

Daily online compassion practice and fellowship , offered by the Emory Center for Compassion and led by Emory-Certified CBCT® teachers, daily at 9am and 7pm ET

How to Tame Your Wandering Mind , a TED Talk by Amishi Jha

Self-Care Tips During COVID-19 Uncertainty (Champions of Wellness) 

8 apps to support your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic (Good Morning America)

5-minute guided grounding meditation exercise (VA Health)

Too Much Alone Time? Tips To Connect And Find Joy While Social Distancing (NPR)


Arts and Well-Being

Mindfulness and art with Google’s Arts & Culture collections  (Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online.)

NY Phil Plays On - free on-demand concerts (New York Philharmonic)

Paris Opera - free archived shows

New York Metropolitan Opera - free nightly live streams at 7:30 pm ET 

London's National Theatre - free full-length plays every Thursday



Peloton App 90-Day Free Trial  (no credit card required when signing up through the app)

Fitness Blender , free workout videos for all levels

CorePower Yoga On-Demand Classes , free

Pre-shift Yoga for Healthcare Providers  on YouTube

Emory School of Medicine Yoga, daily at 5:30-6:15 (ET), all are welcome:

  1. Daily, 5:30-6:15pm (ET)
  2. Starting March 28, 2020, every other Saturday, 10-11am (ET), Instructor: Joe Palese
  3. Monday-Friday, 1pm-2pm (ET), Instructor: Joe Palese

This Zoom link works for all classes: 
Meeting ID: 587 193 971




Sleep Is Your Super Power , a TED Talk by Matthew Walker, PhD

Ten Percent Happier Podcast, Episode #221, All of Your Sleep Questions Answered, with Matthew Walker, PhD

Coronavirus: Social distancing may be a rare chance to get our sleep patterns closer to what nature intended (The Conversation)

Sleep, sunlight and self-care: A psychiatrist’s advice for pandemic mental health (PBS)



Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Beyond: Micropractices for Burnout Prevention and Emotional Wellness (JACR)

11 Tips for Staying Calm During the Time of Coronavirus (Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project)

I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share (NY Times)

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief (Harvard Business Review)

6 Ways to Address Physician Stress During COVID-19 Pandemic (AMA)

Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)

Maintaining Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Resources and Tools (University of Michigan)

How can I cope with redeployment? (BMJ)

Burned out on Burnout? (The Health Care Blog)

A psychologist’s science-based tips for emotional resilience during the coronavirus crisis (The Washington Post)

Managing Mental Health During COVID-19 (AMA)

“We Signed Up for This!” — Student and Trainee Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic (NEJM)

COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers, Families, and Leadership (Med+Ed)

Coronavirus: Why healthcare workers are at risk of moral injury (BBC)

Anxiety is high because of coronavirus. Here’s how you can feel better. (Washington Post)


Communicating With Children

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 (National Association of School Psychologists)

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS)

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus (NPR)


Sesame Street: Elmo's Playdate episode, designed to help explain social distancing 

Honesty, patience key to parents managing kids' COVID-19 anxiety (UPI)

A child psychiatrist answers viewer questions on parenting during the pandemic (PBS)



Resources for Leadership

ACR COVID-19 Radiology Leadership Resources

Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) - webinars and recordings. In times of uncertainty, strong leaders are more important than ever. Built by radiologists, for radiologists, the RLI teaches you the essential leadership and business skills you need to be a change agent in your organization. With programming for radiologists who are leading change at all levels, the RLI can help you advance your career and master the challenges ahead. 

Communicating With Caring - how to talk to team members, volunteers, patients (Planetree International)

Mentoring During the COVID Pandemic (Nature)

Disclaimer: The ACR does not endorse or have a financial interest in these activities.