Health care workers face many ongoing sources of stress in their personal and professional lives, benefiting from both tools to manage these challenges on their own and expert support addressing concerns that are more persistent. Our Center is part of a wide constellation of supportive services available to Mount Sinai Health System faculty, staff, and trainees. We work closely with the Office of Well-Being and Resilience, Talent Development and Learning, Mount Sinai Calm, the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance, and the Department of Psychiatry.
We take a multi-pronged approach to employee mental health care and well-being, with the understanding that flexibility and close attention to stakeholder feedback are both essential to reaching all our constituents. Our model includes resilience workshops, outreach activities, individual behavioral health care, and a self-assessment and resilience-enhancing app - all of which have had to be responsive to changing needs over time. We have learned much about scalable and flexible implementation of staff support programming. Many of our offerings and lessons learned could benefit other institutions, and we frequently present our work in professional forums. If you work for a hospital or health system and want to implement a similar program, we would be happy to advise you. Please email MS-CSRPG@mountsinai.org.
Our resilience workshops are designed to give our faculty, students, and staff tools to meet life’s challenges, big and small, and to build on their inherent strengths. In developing these workshops, we have drawn on our extensive expertise in trauma interventions and resilience research. Our workshops (both virtual and in-person) focus on five evidence-based factors:
- Realistic optimism
- Facing fears
- Social support
- Finding meaning and purpose
These workshops also help participants to develop their own resilience plans. You can learn more about the workshop series through our Road to Resilience podcast.
"This workshop has been such a life-saver for our group and I recommend it to everyone. It allowed us to come together to work through our shared hardships in the medical field and practice transparency."
– Current MD Fellow at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Individualized attention can really help. All Mount Sinai employees can receive mental health services in our Center. There are no out-of-pocket costs for up to 14 visits, to the extent possible by regulations and law. After these 14 visits, if you wish to continue, you will be responsible for co-pays for our services. We provide psychotherapy and, where needed, medication management services.
“I believe that optimal resilience is recognizing and instituting healthful and nourishing ways to adjust to the “new you.” I have used the Center for Stress, Resilience, and Personal Growth for its support groups and currently the individual therapy, and I am sure I am on my way to the new and improved version of me.”
—Leslie Schlachter, PA-C, Clinical Director and Chief Physician Assistant, Department of Neurosurgery
Wellness Hub App
The Mount Sinai Wellness Hub brings together a range of resources to help our staff. Our free and confidential app is available to all Mount Sinai faculty, staff, students, and trainees. It lets you:
- Complete surveys about your overall well-being
- Receive feedback and recommendations instantly
- Connect to resources
- Build your personal resilience through self-guided activities.
We developed the Mount Sinai Wellness Hub working closely with the Digital Discovery Program at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health.
To maintain your privacy, we do not store or link any identifying information on our secure servers. This means there is no way to link identifying information about individual employees to survey scores. For example, we cannot link your email address to any personal data you enter in the app.
If you would like to sign up, simply request a redemption code through Sinai Central. Start by navigating to “Employee Self Service” and selecting “Wellness Hub.” The app is available for iOS and Android.