Office for Well-Being

Our office aims to improve well-being of our faculty, postdocs & graduate students across the career span by designing initiatives to increase resilience and to create a positive work culture that supports well-being.
Photo of Dr. Mehta
Photo of Dr. Mehta


Link to consult portal

Confidential Consultation with Dr. Darshan Mehta

Schedule one-on-one consultation where you may speak confidentially and “off the record” about your own personal and institutional concerns.



Resources to help improve mindfulness and meditation skills.



Curated resources regarding exercise and movement.

Resiliency Skills-Building resources page

Resiliency Skills-Building

Resources to help build resiliency.

Other Support

Additional Employee Resources

Additional support available for faculty and trainees at the Mass General Hospital

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News and Events

Meditation Sessions

Meditation Mondays

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

Midweek Meditations

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 May - Adventures in Norm-Breaking

Dr. Anne Levy the challenges and fulfillment of breaking norms as she followed her dreams, from Indiana to New England to France and back to the US. Click here for her inspiring story

Are you interested in giving a TEDxMGH talk?
Click here to submit your story!

Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays offer a refreshing mid-day break from work to indulge in physical, mental, or creative activity.

Latest session-

An Ear-Training Session with Professor Joo Park
November 18th | 12-1pm  -  Watch the webinar
Professor Joo Park created rhythmic and melodic exercises while participants explored their ear skills to listen for the correct notation of rhythm and pitch.

Upcoming sessions-

Yoga at Your Desk
December 2nd | 12-1pm
Lisa Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, RYT, will lead a 60-minute webinar to stretch your tight muscles and ease your worries. This is for great for people that spend a lot of time at the computer.

Instant Gratification – The Practice of Spontaneous Thank You Notes
December 16th | 12-1pm
Anne Levy, PhD, will help participants tap into their creativity and compose their own stories.

Painting with Troods
January 13th | 12-1pm
Patricia Nolan-Brown, BA (aka Troods), will be demonstrating her favorite way to paint, which anyone can learn.

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

Well-Being Education Grants

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. 

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 - next cycle will open in January 2023.

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:



Emergency Medicine


Molecular Biology



Obstetrics and Gynecology






Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Radiation Oncology




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
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.

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The Center for Faculty Development offers consultations and seminars to assist in the career development of faculty and trainees.