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Creating a Culture of Wellness

A Culture of Wellness implies a proactive focus on well-being rather than a reactive effort to manage burnout. A Culture of Wellness is cultivated by leadership, practice efficiency, and personal resilience.

Wellness Practices

The Department of Psychiatry encourages its faculty and staff to try the wellness practices below.

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Take 10 minutes at the start of each week to practice a mindful meditation and gentle stretching. 

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Avoid emailing your colleagues regarding routine matters on Sunday. If not urgent, try saving a draft email to send on Monday.

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Hold 50-minute meetings, ending at 10 to the hour. We hope that this small investment in time will have a substantive impact. 


Resources for Employee Wellness

Your well-being and mental health matter.  Consider these employee resources. 



Connecting URMC employees to high-quality health and wellness resources

Well-U Health and Wellness 



Search for the Well-Champion in your department or sign up to become a Well-U Champion




Professional and confidential guidance provided at no cost for employees and their immediate family members. 

Employee Assistance Program



A unique mental health service offering confidential, short-term, evidence based treatment for anxiety, depression, and stress. 

Behavioral Health Partners