Finding Balance

This theme is at the forefront of mental health and well-being initiatives that try to balance the needs of an institution with those of the individual.


  • Professional demands on time (e.g., committees, supervision, training courses, teaching, writing)
  • Disconnecting from work commitments in the presence of family (e.g., limiting emails in the evenings, being present during mealtimes and bedtimes, and feelings of failure)


  • Recognizing limitations
  • Setting priorities and boundaries
  • Sustainable distribution of effort
  • Setting time aside each week for individual activities (e.g., exercise, reading)
  • Establishing work-related boundaries (e.g., no emails on the weekend, taking vacations)