Well-being, Work Life and Support Resources

Resources for Physical Well-Being 



Apps/Online Resources for Personal Resiliency 

  • ACGME AWARE - Available from Google Play and 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.
  • MyLifeTM – 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 Assistance

Counseling and Therapy

Support Resources During COVID-19

Special Resources for All Front Line Providers During COVID-19 [PDF]

For Those in Crisis

Additional Resources

  • Check You, Check Two - This initiative helps us keep in mind the value of caring for ourselves and others in the workplace. Learn how to make caring contagious.
  • Community & Connection During COVID-19 - Humans need connection to build vibrant, meaningful lives in times of stress and anxiety. Learn how to stay connected.
  • Parents in Medicine - This UNM School of Medicine networking group connects you with other parents in medicine for sharing experiences and activities. To join the HSC Parents in Medicine e-distribution list, email us at OPW@salud.unm.edu.
  • North Campus Meditation Group – Practicing together with others can help us meditate. Led by Michael Haederle, you can join meditation via Zoom Mondays and Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.
  • Lobo Perks - Access discounts at local gyms, yoga classes and more.

Books of Interest

Most – or all – of the following books are available at HSLIC or you may e-mail Dr. Liz Lawrence to borrow OPW’s copy:

  • Epstein R. Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity. 2017.
  • Figley C, et al, Ed. First do no self-harm. Understanding and promoting physician stress resilience. 2013.
  • Firth-Cozens J. How to Survive in Medicine: Personally and Professionally. 2013.
  • Fischer-Wright H. Back to Balance: The Art, Science, and Business of Medicine. 2018.
  • Rakel D. The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening. 2018.

Mistreatment Concerns

The School of Medicine's Learning Environment Office is dedicated to fostering an inclusive learning environment where teachers, staff, and learners thrive, and relationships are mutually respectful and beneficial to each other and to our institutional climate. Report a mistreatment incident.

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