CoVAC Cares: Virtual Drop-In Groups for Dealing with Burnout

Candid Conversation, Brainstorming, Learning and Support

As many campus personnel struggle with symptoms of burnout, CoVAC is pleased to offer CoVAC Cares, a series of virtual drop-in groups for dealing with burnout, stress, and grief and loss. You are invited to listen, share challenges, and learn/ brainstorm coping strategies in a supportive, safe space.  These groups will be facilitated by a mental health professional and ground rules will be shared in advance. These sessions are for connection and support only; they do not constitute individual or group therapy. The groups will incorporate trauma-informed principles to create a space where participants can feel seen and heard by facilitators and peers while learning new skills when needed. These groups are tailored for audiences in higher education, including student-facing campus personnel, healthcare providers, faculty and others committed to student and community wellbeing. You are welcome to attend as many as you can. Sessions will not be recorded.

Photo of event facilitator Robin Huskey
About the facilitator: Robin Huskey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). For over 25 years, including 16+ years with the Emory University Faculty/Staff Assistance Program, she has empowered employees, teams and organizations through coaching, training, consulting, group support services, and emotional well-being initiatives, including work with healthcare providers. Robin is passionate about workplace mental health, employee and team engagement, social justice, and promoting a culture of psychological safety, well-being, inclusion and belonging. She received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of South Carolina and a BA in Business Administration from Columbia College.

Ground Rules

  • Participation indicates your agreement to follow these ground rules
  • Attending this group session is voluntary, and your participation during the session is voluntary.
  • Listening and sharing are both helpful ways of participating. Higher engagement allows the group to benefit more from the experience.
  • For questions or sharing, please raise your hand and unmute yourself, or type in the Zoom Chat window.
  • Participants may share examples of challenges and impact, thoughts, feelings, reactions, reflections, coping strategies and suggestions.
  • Please avoid disruptions such as multi-tasking and mute your speaker after sharing.
  • Be mindful of equity in allowing time for others to share; limit sharing to 2 minutes at a time.
  • Listen to understand; do not interrupt others.
  • Be respectful of diversity of thoughts, feelings, beliefs, practices.
  • Be understanding that each of us is impacted differently and responds in our own ways.
  • The facilitator has the right to remove anyone from the Zoom room if needed.
  • If you become significantly distressed, please type a private chat to the facilitator.
  • Confidentiality: it’s okay to share the focus of the group session, but please do NOT share personal details/ information about other participants without their permission (names of attendees, IHE name, who said what, or details that would identify others).


Thursday, April 7
12:00-1:00 pm ET


Tuesday, April 12
1:00-2:00 pm ET


Wednesday, April 20
2:00-3:00 pm ET


Monday, April 25
3:00-4:00 pm ET