Thrive! Stress Management Program

It’s not only about managing stress, it’s about learning how to thrive! The MHealthy Thrive! Program is a comprehensive stress management and prevention program that aims to foster psychological well-being by energizing work climates, enhancing relationships, and maximizing personal strengths.

MHealthy Thrive! Mission Statement

The mission of the MHealthy Thrive! Stress management program is to foster individual and community well-being by energizing work climates, enhancing relationships, and maximizing personal strengths.

MHealthy Thrive! Program Background

MHealthy convened the Stress Management Task Force in response to employee wellness assessment data indicating stress as one of the most prevalent health risk factors in the U-M employee population. The group was charged with recommending and overseeing the implementation of appropriate MHealthy stress management activities for the U-M community in order to positively impact health and well-being, and foster a psychologically healthy workplace.

Based on a thorough review and discussion of U-M data, evidence-based research literature, and benchmarking results, and informed by the collective expertise and experience of task force members, the MHealthy Stress Management Task Force adopted a comprehensive stress prevention and management approach, making recommendations across three levels.

The recommendations are further organized across seven guiding principles for a psychologically healthy workplace.

Expected benefits of MHealthy Thrive!

Promoting a more psychologically healthy workplace at the University of Michigan by preventing and managing workplace stress can be expected to result in many benefits such as increased retention of faculty and staff; reduced health-related costs; reduced absenteeism; an enhanced educational environment for students; enhanced patient care & safety; enhanced creativity & productivity; improved employee health and quality-of-life; and improved employee satisfaction, engagement, and morale.