Wellness Week in Review

November 12, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Wellness Week is wrapping up and in case you missed any of the features designed to help you maintain your well-being, you’re in luck!

Here’s a quick rundown of Wellness Week 2021 at Headlines:

A closer look at burnout: What can we do about it

The week began with an important message from Chief Wellness Officer Kirk Brower, M.D., who discussed the prevalence of burnout in health care and what the organization is doing to combat it. Check out his message, which includes tips on prioritizing workplace well-being each day.

Got 10 minutes or less? Find out how colleagues spend their 10-minute breaks

In recent months, faculty and staff have been challenged to shorten all hour-long standing meetings to only 50 minutes. That will give you 10 minutes at various points throughout the day to take a well-deserved break. What can you do in that amount of time? Plenty! Click here to see some suggestions from your creative colleagues.

Finding the right support for your needs

Based on employee feedback from various surveys, the organization is actively working on plans to improve the overall well-being of our workforce. One way it is doing that is through the formation of the Wellness Advocate Network, which is a collaborative group of faculty, staff and learners guiding well-being improvements in their departments. Learn more about this new program!

Serving those who served: Events, resources available to help veterans and their families

Sometimes, well-being services need to be more targeted for specific audiences. Veterans, for instance, have unique needs and experiences. Fortunately, the university and Michigan Medicine offer resources specifically for its veteran faculty, staff and learners. On Veterans Day, this story was published outlining these important tools and resources

Bright ideas: Curb gloomy days with these tips and tricks

Daylight Saving Time has come and gone, and likely many of you have talked about how early it has been getting dark this week. Shorter days and longer nights bring with them real, tangible mental health concerns, including seasonal affective disorder or SAD. To close out Wellness Week, take a closer look at SAD and what you can do to combat it.

In addition to these stories, The Wrap employee podcast published a special Wellness Week episode, featuring Kelcey Stratton, Ph.D., program manager for resilience and well-being services at Michigan Medicine. She shares more information on burnout, SAD, stress and more — and provides tips on how to help manage those mental health concerns.

Check it out via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a new browser or search for The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen!