Faculty Well-Being

While we hope all of our faculty experience plenty of highs in their work and life, we know that we all go through challenges, hardships, and setbacks.  We are all in this together and want to support you through thick and thin.  We have gathered resources to support you in times of urgent need either for yourself or a member of your team as well as a break down of how to leverage the UW’s resources of support for issues with work and life.  Please make use of these tools to support yourself and each other as we look to build a community engaged in our collective well-being at the UW School of Medicine.

Anne Browning, Associate Dean for Well-Being


The UW Medicine Peer to Peer Program is a peer support program for both faculty and staff, developed in collaboration across the entities of UW Medicine. During a time of increasing burnout and emotional fatigue, we know it is essential that we develop a comprehensive program to support our healthcare team. Peer to Peer is one important component of that system of support.

Find out how to access peer support through the program, nominate your colleagues to be peer supporters, and more.


We support our faculty through the highs and lows in their work and life.  Here you will find resources to support you in times of urgent need either for yourself or a member of your team and guidance on how to leverage the UW’s resources to help you thrive.


Resources for Black Healthcare Workers and the Community

Supporting Your Black Patients

Dr. Juliette McClendon, VA National Center for PTSD, on distinguishing racial trauma from PTSD

#BlackLivesMatter in Psychotherapy

VA talking points for discussing community trauma in response to killings and mistreatment of Black and Brown Americans

Resources for Black Healing is a compilation of mental health, self-care, and healing tips

Dr. Candice Nicole, Black Psychologist at University of Kentucky, developed this 17-minute meditation in response to BLM to heal racial trauma

Therapists and Community Support

Live Another Day has extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color.

The Association of Black Psychologists has created this family, community, and self-care toolkit

The Black Mental Health Alliance has several resources for members of the community

Black Therapists Rock includes a therapist search, and has recently published a book,“Black Therapists Rock: A Glimpse Through the Eyes of Experts”

Therapy for Black Girls provides mental health and other therapy related podcasts and other resources developed by and for Black women

For podcasts on Black mental health, articles, and a therapist search, visit Melanin and Mental Health

More Resources

WA EAP (Washington Employee Assistance Program)

The Washington Employee Assistance Program (WA EAP) supports PEBB-eligible University of Washington employees and their household members to help identify and resolve personal concerns to promote individual and workplace wellbeing. Learn more here.


SafeCampus works with individuals to address safety concerns or warning signs regarding relationship violence, stalking, harassment, intimidation, cyberstalking, interpersonal conflicts, and suicidal thoughts.

206-685-SAFE (7233)

UW Resilience Lab

The UW Resilience Lab (UWRL) endeavors to bring the UW community into connection with one another through programming that normalizes the wide-ranging experiences of hardship, failures, and setbacks our community members face through the cultivation of kindness, compassion, and gratitude toward each other and ourselves.

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.

Washington Physicians Health Program (WPHP)

WPHP is a physician-led program with an experienced staff dedicated to helping healthcare professionals while promoting patient safety.

Academic Human Resources

Academic Human Resources serves all three campuses of the University of Washington as a central resource for the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of faculty, librarians, and academic staff.

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

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