CENTER FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
Office for Well-Being
Maurizio Fava Lecture Series on Well-Being: “Removing the Mask - One Surgeon’s Lived Experience of Health, Stigma, and Support”
Join the Office for Well-Being and Departments of Anesthesia, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Surgery on November 30th for a talk with Dr. Carrie Cunningham. This is a hybrid event on Zoom and in the Bigelow Amphitheater (White 4 – 418).
Pausing to enjoy life's 'awe' moments can have tremendous health benefits
The Office for Well-Being's own Dr. Darshan Mehta was featured on WCVB Boston News on February 17, 2023. He speaks about the importance of giving yourself time to pause and reflect in everyday moments.
Schedule one-on-one consultation where you may speak confidentially and “off the record” about your own personal and institutional concerns.
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News and Events
Mondays, 8-8:30am on Zoom
Join Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH, Director of the Office for Well-Being for a guided meditation session on Monday mornings. Register and receive Zoom link
Wednesdays, 8-8:30am on Zoom
Join a different guest meditation leader every week for a guided meditation session on Wednesday mornings.
Register and receive Zoom link
TEDxMGH April - Finding my Voice during COVID through the History of the Mask
For Dr. Shan Liu, the COVID pandemic led her to bridge a four-generation distance between her great-granfather and her young daughter thanks to a creative project. In doing so, she came to recognize that the mask, one symbol of the pandemic and the subject of that creative project, gave her a voice she didn't know she had. Click here for her inspiring story
Are you interested in giving a TEDxMGH talk? Click here to submit your story!
Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity.
Upcoming Fun Friday Sessions:
Friday, October 6th | 12-1pm
Friday, October 20th | 12-1pm
Friday, November 3rd | 12-1pm
Friday, November 17th | 12-1pm
Friday, December 1st | 12-1pm
Friday, December 15th | 12-1pm
Friday, January 12th | 12-1pm
Visit the Fun Fridays MS Stream channel to watch former sessions.
Do you have a teachable talent you would like to share? Click here to submit your Fun Friday idea!
Lifestyle Group Coaching
Lifestyle Group Coaching Workshops for Wellness
Information about 2023-24 cohorts coming soon.
Work together along with facilitator Dr. Beth Frates, lifestyle medicine pioneer and seasoned coach, to identify ways that you can enhance your health and happiness without adding extra time to your schedule. With registration, you’ll receive an e-book of Paving the path to wellness workbook: A guide to thriving with a healthy body, peaceful mind, and joyful heart. This workshop series will have limited spots available.
Facilitator: Elizabeth “Beth” Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM, is the Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness in the MGH Department of Surgery and the Director of Wellness Programming at Spaulding’s Stroke Institute for Research and Recovery. She is a lifestyle medicine coach and President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Frates is the author of Paving the path to wellness workbook: A guide to thriving with a healthy body, peaceful mind, and joyful heart.
Well-Being Education Grants
The application period has ended for the September 2023 - February 2024 Cycle of the Well-Being Education Grants. The next application period will open in January for the March - August 2024 Cycle.
These grants (up to $750 per year) will help defray the cost of professional training or continuing education around resilience and well-being. The grant is open to clinicians and investigators who have identified a program of interest between September 1, 2023 and February 29, 2024.
Eligibility: Graduate students, post-docs, residents, fellows, and faculty, whether clinicians or investigators. Primary appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Click here for more information
MGH Wellness Champions
The MGH Wellness Champions were asked to list the three words that represent key values and goals for well-being in our institution. This Word Cloud presents their vision.
Participating faculty and staff in the MGH Wellness Champions program, by department:
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lectures and Seminars of Interest
Check out this inspiring talk on Well-Being!
As part of the Quality, Humanism and Professionalism series, Dr. Shannon Scott-Vernaglia gave a phenomenal presentation on health and well-being for the MGH Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds.
Watch the recording
Check out "Stories that Heal: Supporting Each Other Through the Darkness of Depression"
Drs. Shannon Scott-Vernaglia and Megan Fix confront the sensitive topic of depression, prevalent in healthcare providers but most often left unaddressed, by sharing their own stories. They encourage storytelling as a healing act and a way to decrease the stigma of seeking help and demonstrate how each of us in academic medicine can support one another and change the norm of silence around mental health issues. Watch the recording or listen to podcast.
|Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH
Director, Office for Well-Being (OWB)
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About the Office for Well-Being
The Office for Well-Being at Mass General aims to improve well-being across the career span by designing initiatives to improve resilience and to create a positive work culture that supports well-being.
Dr. Darshan Mehta, Director of the Office for Well-Being, provides individual consultations to clinical and research faculty, postdocs and graduate students. During such consultations, faculty are able to speak confidentially and “off the record” about their own personal and institutional concerns. Emphasis is placed on a holistic approach to well-being including intellectual, emotional and physical health.
Our goal is to have well-being as a routine institutional performance metric with targeted interventions, tailored coaching and incorporating discussions of well-being in professional contexts (e.g., annual career conference). The Office for Well-Being aims to provide resources to promote self-care, working in collaboration with resources across Mass General Brigham including, but not limited to, the Employee Assistance Program, the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass General, the Frigoletto Committee on Physician Well-Being/Mass General Physicians Organization and the Center for Physician Well-Being in the Mass General Department of Medicine.