The Junior League of El Paso, Inc, brings respite and mental health resources to frontline workers at University Medical Center of El Paso
On Tuesday evening (May 10), the Junior League of El Paso, Inc. partnered with University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) to present, “The Village at UMC”.
The Village, a signature project of the Junior League, delivers mobile respite and mental health resources throughout the El Paso community. This event, which coincides with National Hospital week, brought resources specifically to the staff members and healthcare workers at UMC.
The event took place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening and was available to more than 500 staff members. Respite and resources were divided into “Zones”. The “Zen Zone” was the official relaxation zone and included yoga sessions, chair massages, breathing & meditation sessions with essential oils and a sound bath meditation. The “Fun Zone” housed food trucks, a DJ, a collaborative art project where healthcare workers created one cohesive piece of wood-panel art to be featured at UMC, men’s haircuts, games & giveaways, and a gift basket raffle. A “Grab and Go Zone” with food, chair massage and mental wellness information was assembled for staff members who were unable to leave their area for extended periods, like ICU employees. Music from the UTEP Center for Arts Entrepreneurship was also featured for everyone to enjoy. Mental health resources focusing on self-care were distributed along with stress reduction toys.