Support When You Need It Most

Racism, discrimination and inequity can significantly affect a person’s mental, physical and spiritual health. Because we care about our team and want to acknowledge the challenges many of our team are experiencing, here are some resources and information that may provide help and support during these trying times.

  Resources for All YMT Employees

YMCA of Middle Tennessee Employee Resource Groups

Email: From the CEO (includes event and DIG resources)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):
All staff and their household members have access to this program that provides services to help with the everyday challenges of life that may affect health, family life and desire to excel at work. EAP services are provided by a third party, LifeWorks US Inc., under an agreement with MetLife.

Mindfulness Podcasts

Restore Small Groups Online

Emotional Support Resources for Non-Cigna Employees and Communities in Need:
For individuals who do not have health or EAP benefits through Cigna but could benefit from talking with a qualified representative, the toll-free number, 866.912.1687, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is open to anyone and free of charge.

  Resources for YMT Employees with Cigna Health Insurance

In addition to the resources above, FT staff who are enrolled in Cigna’s healthcare plan may utilize Cigna Total Behavioral Health. Please note: when using the attached flyer, the behavioral benefits/information is housed on under the EAP Tab. Cigna’s behavioral health and EAP services are in the same network although they are different programs. Six behavioral health sessions are available to After a person has used the six sessions, if they would like to continue working with a behavioral specialist they can do so under their medical plan.

To access the behavioral health information, please go to and login.

  • Click coverage
  • Scroll down to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Click on EAP
  • You will be directed to the Behavioral Resource page

  Resources from Chaplain Dori