Taking care of yourself will help you both perform at your best in your work and be your best self when you walk through the door at home.  Check out our section on resilience programming for a list of behavior recommendations to support your well-being.  If you want to expand your well-being practices in a more formal capacity, see if an 8-week course on mindful self-compassion or mindfulness-based stress reduction will fit into your schedule.  More strapped for time?  We have included several online resources for you to use through out your day no matter where you are.

Faculty Health Resources

CCFW (Center for Child and Family Well-Being)

Located at Kincaid Hall 3751 W. Stevens Way NE, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being is affiliated with the UW Department of Psychology.

CCFW offers several courses per quarter ranging from 6-8 weeks open to faculty, staff, and community members including Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), “Finding Joy in the Present Moment”, and “Getting Unhooked: Mental Agility for Men”

For a list of current offerings, see the CCFW website

Additional Self-Compassion Resources

Looking to support your self-compassion, but do not have the time to take a formal class? Use the online resources created by Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristen Neff to foster self-compassion.

Osher Center for Integrative Health

The Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Washington seeks to transform healthcare in the region by integrating traditional and complementary wellness approaches into patient care. The UW Osher Center emphasizes that the practitioner and patient are partners in the healing process, and that all factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration.

How to Find a PCP in Seattle

Find a primary care provider on the UW Medicine “find a provider” page.

The Whole U

The Whole U fosters community, promotes holistic wellness, and shares the great perks available to UW faculty and staff.

It also offers several events that can be found here.

IMA (Intramural Activities Building)

The Intramural Activities (IMA) Building is UW’s premier fitness center nestled on the bank of Lake Washington.  The IMA includes a swimming pool, gyms, assorted courts, locker rooms, indoor track, climbing center, cardio and weight rooms and a variety of studio spaces. Members also have access to locks, lockers, and towel service.

Right As Rain

Right as Rain is a digital publication by UW Medicine dedicated to helping you feel healthy and well.

Nature and Your Health

This article from Yale Environment 360 points to the benefits of exposure to nature on improved health, stress reduction, and healing. Spending two hours in nature each week is recommended to see these benefits.

Employee Health

The UW Employee Health Center provides work-related preventive care for UW employees in specific work groups, such as health sciences research, animal husbandry, oceanographic research, and facilities and maintenance. Employee Health provides these services for UW employees who do not work at any of the medical centers.  If you are a clinician, there will be an Employee Health clinic at your primary clinical site or affiliated medical center.

If you are concerned about a student or trainee you are supporting, the resources below are open to students at the UW in addition to the supports built out for our medical students and through the Graduate Medical Education Office.

Student and Trainee Health Resources

UW Counseling Center

The UW Counseling Center supports students in all aspects of their development, providing personal and career counseling, study skills assistance, and other services to those currently enrolled. The Center is ready to respond to students in crisis situations. Consultations with faculty, staff, and parents who have concerns about a student are also available.

Phone: 206-543-1240

UW Health and Wellness Advocate

The Health and Wellness Advocate works with students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. The H&W Advocate meets with students to offer support and guide them through their rights, options, and resources.

Phone: 206-685-HELP (206-685-4357)