Healthy Minds @Work and the Spark Appreciation Challenge
Train your mind and build the skills to be calmer, more focused, and resilient, in just 30 days! Offered by Hoos Well to all UVA employees and their benefits-enrolled spouses, Healthy Minds @Work is an evidence-based, easy-to-follow program featuring scientific podcast-style lessons, guided meditation practices, personalized well-being reports, and a customizable mobile app. It is a personal guided journey through the science of a healthy mind, built by neuroscientists and designed to teach and measure skills associated with emotional well-being.
Join your teammates in training your mind, improving focus, reducing burnout, boosting resilience, bringing more purpose to your life and work, and building a culture of appreciation — all in only 5–10 minutes a day.
New Challenge: Spark Appreciation to Fire Up Your Well-Being
Part of Healthy Minds @Work, Spark Appreciation is a 3-week well-being challenge that guides you in building the skill of appreciation. The challenge will help you learn to see the positive in yourself and others while finding meaningful ways to bring the skill of appreciation into the workplace. Employees and spouses enrolled in the UVA or UPG Health Plans can earn a $25 reward in the Hoos Well portal for completing the challenge. Backed by decades of scientific research, this challenge features:
- 3 weeks of guided lessons and practices in the Healthy Minds Program app
- Assessments to track your progress
- Weekly encouragement emails with tips to bring appreciation alive at work