Welcome to the MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing! We're here to help.
The MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing offers a wide range of programs and resources that address specific life issues and events. Call on us whenever you need a solution, big or small. Whatever your phase of life, whatever your challenge, we're here to lend support and connect you with helpful resources. Consultations and referrals are available at no cost to MIT staff, faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, as well as their partners and household members.
While the Center delivers important individualized services, we also focus on the high-level systems and infrastructures that affect the quality of life at MIT, promote best practices in national and international work-life forums, and assist in the development of new policies and services. The Center operates within the Institute's Human Resources Department. Get in touch with us.
MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing projects and achievements
- MIT receives "Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer Award": The Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition (MBC) has recognized MIT as a breastfeeding-friendly employer that actively supports the efforts of employees who want to continue breastfeeding when they return to work. Learn more about breastfeeding support at MIT
- Launching MIT MyLife Services, a free, confidential MIT benefit that provides MIT staff, faculty, postdocs—and household members—24/7 access to a network of experts who are available to help with life concerns.
- Overseeing MIT's child care initiative, including the development of the new Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center at 5 Forbes Road.
- Founding two national organizations: the College and University Work/Family Association and the National Parenting Education Network.
- Achieving recognition as a national model by professional organizations and conferences.
- Analyzing and disseminating key research knowledge on the care of teens and young adults.
Program Highlights and Additional Resources
MIT MyLife Services
If there’s something on your mind, call MyLife Services—a free, confidential MIT benefit for staff, faculty, postdocs and their household members. One call puts you in touch with a network of experts who can provide emotional and behavioral counseling, work-life consultations, and personalized referrals.
MIT Staff Emergency Hardship Fund
The MIT Staff Emergency Hardship Fund provides financial assistance to MIT staff and postdoctoral scholars (associates and fellows) who are experiencing an immediate, severe, and temporary financial hardship due to a sudden or non-recurring emergency (e.g., serious illness or injury, family crisis, natural disaster).
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training and certification program that teaches individuals to identify signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in their workplace or community.
The MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing's Webinar Series provides research-based strategies and information to help you deal with a diverse range of work-life and wellbeing issues. With more than 25 webinars to choose from each fall and spring, you're sure to find the topics that matter most to you.
Specialized support for crises
The MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing has created a suite of resources and strategies to provide direct, custom support to DLC leadership in the event of a crisis. See details.
Additional resources and information
- Relocating with a family to MIT? The Center is pleased to provide a Guide to Child Care and School Enrollment (PDF) for families who are planning to relocate to the Greater Cambridge and Boston areas. Please review this guide and contact the Center for further assistance if needed.
- Need tips for managing workday stress? We've been asking MIT employees what they do when they feel stressed at work. Here are some of their ideas.