The work you do every day helps us achieve our mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. The University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN) extends this mission and our culture of caring to our employees through various wellness initiatives that are dedicated to supporting your overall health, well-being and happiness, which includes your emotional well-being.

Explore a New Path to Wellbeing in 2023

Exploring new routines and activities can help you identify your strengths, create healthier habits and meet new people that make life more interesting and enjoyable.

Employee Wellness is introducing new adventures for 2023 that will encourage you to find new ways to engage in your health and wellbeing.

New for 2023

  • Employee Wellness Passport to Wellbeing: The Employee Wellness Passport to Wellbeing gives you the opportunity to build on your unique strengths and navigate a new path to a happier you.Complete your journey and submit the passport to be entered into the quarterly raffle for great prizes. Electronic and hard copy “passports” along with instructions will be available starting January 2023.
  • Wellness Champion Program: Become a Wellness Champion in your unit or department today and guide your colleagues on their wellbeing journey.
  • Biometric Screenings: Back by popular demand, locate your starting point with a biometric screening.

Employee Wellness Partnerships

We offer collaborations with other organizations and community partners in order to increase your access to wellness resources. Some of these partnerships include:

  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP): Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is designed to provide free, confidential support for employees and adult household family members. EFAP offers counseling and other forms of emotional support to help deal with problems that may impact job performance, mental and emotional wellbeing and overall life satisfaction.
  • UVM Osher Center for Integrative HealthThe mission of the Osher Center for Integrative Health at UVM is to advance integrative health care by facilitating collaborations to educate future generations of health care practitioners, develop sustainable clinical models of integrative health, and generate and evaluate innovative ideas for improving health, with a focus on rural settings.
  • Working Bridges: An initiative of the United Way of Northwest Vermont, Working Bridges provides a Resource Coordinator who works with employees seeking connection to community resources to address life issues that may affect work. This assistance helps employees to navigate challenges such as housing, transportation, childcare, budgeting, debt management, legal issues, income supports and more

Headspace Be Kind to Your Mind

UVMHN is dedicated to supporting your overall health, well-being and happiness, which includes your emotional well-being. UVMHN provides all employees with FREE access to the Headspace app! We hope Headspace will help you bring more health and happiness to your days at work, home and everywhere in between.

About Headspace for Work

Think of Headspace as your mind’s best friend. It is available for you whenever you need it, wherever you are, to help you get through tough times and find joy in every day. Through science-backed meditation and mindfulness tools, Headspace helps you create life-changing habits to support your mental health and find a healthier, happier you.

Headspace is proven to reduce stress by 14% in just 10 days. It can also help you relax your mind in minutes, improve focus, and get the best sleep ever.