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Have you had an adverse event at work?

Would you like to discuss it with a faculty peer in an anonymous, evidence-based program? Our Peer-to-Peer Physician Support for Faculty Physicians connects you with UNM physicians volunteering as trained, peer supporters. Conversations are confidential and legally protected.

Resources for Well-Being, Work Life & Connectivity

Apps for Personal Resiliency

  • ACGME AWARE App for Google Play or Apple - Designed for individual physicians, particularly junior residents. Uses concepts from cognitive behavior therapy to help identify opportunities to improve well-being and helps users identify personal cognitive habits plus directs them toward practices and resources they may find useful for improving well-being. Includes video scenarios and didactics plus self-assessments and other resources. May also be used by a program or other group of individuals as part of a broader well-being curriculum.
  • Breathe2Relax - Stress management tool structured as a mobile app.
  • Calm – Helps improve your ability to manage stress through slow breathing; available to download from iTunes Store.
  • Coach.me - Free goal-setting app designed to help users create and build good habits.
  • Headspace – Mindfulness for your everyday life.
  • InsightTimer – Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress.
  • Mindful USC - Focuses on building a supporting community rather than isolating you.
  • moodgym - Web-based, self-help program designed to help prevent and manage depression and anxiety symptoms.
  • MyLife™ – Short, mindful activities tuned to your emotions.
  • Ten Percent Happier - Learn to meditate from the world’s top mindfulness experts.
  • Using Technology to Combat Clinician Burnout [PDF]
  • Virtual Hope Box - Smartphone application primarily to support suicide prevention. Can contain information about users’ positive experiences, driving forces and those who care about them. Designed to help users cope with distress, overwhelming emotions and a need for inspiration. Confidential assistance.

Confidential Help for Faculty

For Those in Crisis

 COVID-19 Support

Grand Rounds Presentations

Self-Assessment Resources

Are you fit?

  • Measure your fitness level with a few simple texts from the Mayo Clinic.
  • Estimate your fitness level with input from The K. G. Jebsen Center of Exercise in Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Are you in balance?

Are you burned out?

Are you happy?

Take the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire.

Are you anxious, stressed or drinking too much?

Take a mental health test from Mental Health America.

Are you kind to yourself?

Test how self-compassionate you are.

How self-confident are you?

Learn to improve self-confidence by building self-efficacy.

Are you eating well?

Learn how healthy your diet is in under 10 minutes.

Education and Development

Technology Support

Learning how to fluently interact with technology - from Microsoft Word to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to Brightspace - is key to our professional well-being. Frustrations with the EHR are one of the leading causes of burnout. Take advantage of these supportive resources:

Apps/Online Resources for Personal Resiliency

  • Breathe2Relax - Stress management tool structured as a mobile app. 
  • Calm - Sleep more, stress less, live better.
  • CBT-i Coach - For people who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits (available for iPhones).
  • Coach.me - Free goal-setting app designed to help users create and build good habits.  
  • Headspace - Learn a mindful approach to get healthier and happier.
  • InsightTimer – Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress.
  • Mindful USC - Focuses on building a supporting community rather than isolating you.
  • MyLife™ – Short, mindful activities tuned to your emotions.
  • moodgym - Web-based, self-help program designed to help prevent and manage depression and anxiety symptoms.
  • Ten Percent Happier - Learn to meditate from the world’s top mindfulness experts.
  • Using Technology to Combat Clinician Burnout [PDF]
  • Virtual Hope Box - Smartphone application primarily to support suicide prevention. Virtual box can contain information about users’ positive experiences, driving forces and those who care about them. Designed to help users cope with distress, overwhelming emotions and a need for inspiration.

Programs and Services

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Decompression Sessions – Drop-ins

Employee Well-Being & Nursing Excellence offer a variety of self-care activities to help cope with the stress of COVID-19, including breathing sessions, coloring stations, yoga mats, tranquil music, massage, snacks and 1:1 Well-Being Sessions. No appointment needed.

Location: UNMH, Barbara & Bill Richardson Pavillion, Rm. 3000

Weekdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Unsure if a behavior is mistreatment?

The School of Medicine Learning Environment Office (LEO) fosters an inclusive learning environment where teachers, staff and learners thrive. Mistreatment examples include sexual harrassment, discrimination/harrassment based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation and humiliation. To learn more or clarify if a behavior is mistreatment, call LEO at 505-272-7861 or email LEO for a confidential discussion.

Well-Being Modules to Empower You