Wellness Resources

Learn ways to take care of yourself and the people you love.

  • Your Well-being Navigator: A guide to find resources for taking care of yourself and the people you love. Resources include support for healthy habits, mental health, medical care, household needs, and programs to help you in your career and role at Vanderbilt.
  • Health Plus offers a variety of programs and services to support healthy lifestyles for all faculty and staff.
    • Get Active:
      • Mindful Stretch Break resources include weekly drop-in Mindful Stretch Breaks, scheduled in-person or virtual Mindful Stretch Breaks for departments and teams, a Mindful Stretch Break video, and a mindful meditation.
      • VWell Connect is an online tool that allows you to connect with others in the Vanderbilt community who share your activity interests! Complete an activity profile, share your preferred interests such as hiking, tennis, and golf, and contact other Vanderbilt members who enjoy similar activities.
    • Personalize Your Well-being:
      • Go For The Gold: There's never been a more important time to focus on your own health. Step 1: Health Risk Assessment helps identify personal health needs and ways to improve your health. Step 2: Wellness Action Log helps you take action to maintain or improve your wellness. Step 3: Game Plan for Your Health video provides practical ways to create a plan for your health going forward.
      • Lifestyle coaching can help you find the motivation and tools to reach your goals. Goals might include losing weight, being more physically active, eating better, quitting smoking or lowering stress.
      • Healthier You Presents: Featuring Vanderbilt experts, Healthier You video casts offer helpful and practical information on trending wellness topics including nutrition, physical activity, and the psychosocial components of health and well-being.
    • Support Identified Health Needs:
      • Diabetes Prevention Program: Prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by developing skills to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress. Participants meet regularly in a virtual group setting led by a trained lifestyle coach.
      • Quit Rx: It's hard to quit smoking. Yet, quitting smoking is a significant step you can take to improve overall health and prevent many diseases or illnesses. Counseling and treatment services are available to help you quit smoking. Call 615-936-0955 to schedule an appointment to let us help you begin your quit plan with Quit Rx.
      • Control is the Goal: A blood pressure management program offered for individuals who have high blood pressure (hypertension) or are at risk for developing high blood pressure. Participants receive encouragement to make healthy choices that can help with blood pressure control.
  • Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt offers the following programs:
    • Mindfulness: The Osher Center offers a variety of groups across experience and interest levels for those who interested in trying mindfulness for the first time to those looking to deepen their current practice. The focus of the various groups ranges from self-compassion to stress reduction helping to build skills for resilience, awareness, mood and emotional intelligence. For more information visit Osher Center for Integrative Medicine - browse the Osher Online schedule, including our class schedule and mindfulness offerings - or call (615) 343-1170.
    • Movement: Qigong, Tai Chi and Yoga are all available at the Osher Center. There are drop-in classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Class series are available for everything from stress reduction to back care and are available for all skill levels. For more information visit our website for the Osher Online Schedule, including Drop-in Classes and Movement/Series - or call (615) 875-5790.
    • COMING SOON! Health coaching for dependents of VUMC employees: Health Coaches partner with you to help you create the life you want. They can help you manage stress and align your mindset and behavior with what you truly care about. The Osher health coaches will support you as you discover your values and leverage your strengths to achieve your personal goals toward greater health and well-being.