How to Find the Right Care for Your Well-being
February 24, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the importance of associate well-being to the forefront, and Ascension has responded with a combination of new and existing well-being initiatives. This downloadable chart provides a snapshot of many ways Ascension supports well-being — knowing that the more we care for ourselves, the better we can care for others. Scan the QR codes in the graphic below to access and learn more.
A new mobile app, Ascension Wysa, recently launched to help enhance your sleep, mood, resilience, gratitude, physical fitness and much more. Engage with a friendly chatbot penguin to enhance well-being or connect to customized care — anytime, anywhere. Imagine a mood-boosting companion, sleep support, mindfulness coach and anxiety helper all rolled into one. It also links directly to resources like spiritual care, Ascension Online Care, myCare, crisis support and your employee assistance program (EAP). Think of it as a one-stop-shop for your well-being needs.
Ascension Wysa is free, anonymous and available to your immediate family members.
There are two easy ways to download Ascension Wysa today:
Scan the QR code on the left.
What we’ve heard about the Ascension Wysa App…
Below, associates share their perspective of how Ascension Wysa has impacted their lives:
“It is consistently empowering and encouraging. You might not think you need an extra voice of support, but you might be as surprised as I was at how much support it could provide. It works with your own strengths and gives you the space to activate what you already have that’s going to be helpful.”
~ Celeste Mueller, Vice President, Ministry Formation, Ascension
“I’ve been with Ascension since 2013, and resources like this have never been as available as they are now. There have been times when I have needed EAP and other resources, but I never sought help through Ascension because they didn’t feel easily accessible.”
~ Lacey Lefere, MSN, RN, Nursing Practice Transformation Director, Ascension Michigan
“I’m grateful that Ascension is invested in the well-being of its associates. I have never experienced love and care like this in any other organization I’ve worked for. Ascension is an organization that talks about its Mission, Vision and Values and puts those at the forefront of its work every day.”
~ Jaime Zerka, HR Business Partner, Ascension
“I will definitely download this for my child who is on the spectrum and also struggles with mixed anxiety and depression. Remote learning has been a real challenge and this isolation has really impacted his anxiety and depression so I am very excited about this.”
~ Ascension associate
We know Ascension associates are strong and resilient, and we want them to stay that way in mind, body and spirit. Ascension provides a number of well-being resources as well as links out to complementary initiatives. Recognizing that well-being is a holistic journey of several interconnected aspects, the myCare site covers physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, occupational, relational well-being — and more.
Find videos, tips, apps, nutritious recipes, workouts and more designed by fitness subject matter experts from across our healing ministry, compiled by the Ascension Leadership Institute. The site is organized into four primary sections: physical activity, nutrition, recovery and your wellness journey.