CENTER FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

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.
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Spotlight

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.

Mindfulness/Meditation

Mindfulness/Meditation

Resources to help improve mindfulness and meditation skills.

Exercise/Movement

Exercise/Movement

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


TEDxMGH April - The Gift of Uncertainty

Dr. Kristian Olson shares his experience being jolted suddenly from clinician to patient and how his experience as a patient opened him to wonder, vulnerability, and gratitude, and the gift of uncertainty. Click here for his 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-

Chair/Office Yoga
May 13th | Watch the webinar
Laura Malloy guided a relaxing yoga session that can be done in the comfort of your own office or home with mindful movements to help relieve physical tension.

Upcoming sessions-

Storytelling with 3-word Sentences
May 20th | 12-1pm
Anne Levy, PhD, will help participants tap into their creativity and compose their own stories.

Painting Demonstration with Troods
May 27th | 12-1pm
Patricia Nolan-Brown, aka Troods, will be demonstrating her favorite way to paint, which anyone can learn.

Doodling
June 3rd | 12-1pm
Deb Putnoi, MEd, uses doodle exercises to give you a different way to change your mood, de-stress, challenge your brain, and just relax in a new way.

Music by Young and Restless Composers at Berklee
June 10th | 12-1pm
Professor Joo Park will host brand-new music compositions written by her students at Berklee. The pieces include Art songs, Game Music, Jazz/Classical, and Minimalistic music.

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Do you have a teachable talent you would like to share?
Click here to submit your Fun Friday idea



Well-Being Education Grants

Applications are now closed for the February 2022 cycle of Well-Being Education Grants. The next cycle will open in August 2022. 

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 March 14 and August 31, 2022.

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

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

Leadership

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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