Roundup: Well-being training opportunities
Editors' Note: This story ran in our May newsletter, published May 6.
Burnout continues to permeate the health care profession, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. To respond to these emergent needs, the Mid-America MHTTC launched a new programming area around professional well-being. See below for updates from this program area launched earlier this year.
Mental Health Awareness Month: 30-Day Challenge
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To celebrate, our Center is hosting its first-ever 30-day burnout-busting challenge. Follow along on our Twitter and Facebook pages, where we post daily challenges intended to help you improve your well-being — especially as it pertains to your work life. Share your journey with us using the hashtag #mhttcbyebyeburnout to be entered to win a physical copy of our Adult Resilience Curriculum (ARC) workbook, containing many more activities to help you focus on your well-being.
Burnout Busters: The Podcast
We released three new episodes of Burnout Busters: The Podcast over the month of April. In this podcast, Drs. Jordan Thayer and Hannah West help providers identify their values, begin their mindfulness journey, and engage in activities that reinforce the principles of well-being. You can stream the following episodes now on your favorite podcast platform, or click the links below to listen via Anchor:
- Be here now: Integrating mindfulness into your daily life with ease | Listen now!
- Calibrating your life compass: How values can orient you toward well-being | Listen now!
- When self-care isn't enough: Why we need organizations to tackle well-being | Listen now!
Supporting Professional Well-Being in Health Care: An HHS Region 7 Town Hall Event
Supporting Professional Well-Being in Health Care: An HHS Region 7 Town Hall Event went live on April 30. Our panel provided information on the current context of professional well-being within health care and featured several regional experts focusing on supporting organizational well-being within their health care systems. This event was live-tweeted. You can learn more about this timely discussion and watch the town hall here.
Well-Being Wednesdays: Taking Care of Educators Who Take Care of Kids
The final two webinars in the series Well-Being Wednesdays: Taking Care of Educators Who Take Care of Kids air May 12 and June 9. On May 12, join us from 12-12:30 p.m. CT for Rejuvenating Through Relaxation, Recreation, and Routines, in which attendees will learn about the Three R’s and identify ways in which they can incorporate these vital and flexible strategies and practices into their daily lives. Register for the May 12 webinar here. Learn more about the June webinar using the link above.