How to thrive at UBC: eight dimensions of well-being

Student leaders urge mental wellness by promoting a balanced life

The theme for Thrive Week 2011 is:

“Building positive mental health for all.” Positive mental health incorporates all aspects of a well-balanced life. Here are some strategies and resources to help you achieve balance and thrive all year long:


Physical Health: Get physical during your breaks by taking a walking tour designed by Campus and Community Planning. Maps are available from their office or online. (


Social Wellbeing: Invite a new friend to lunch and learn about healthy, sustainable food at Sprouts in the Student Union Building or the Loop in the UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability.


Personal Balance: Get to know yourself and your limits. Find strategies that work for you by visiting the Healthy Minds (students) or the Healthy UBC blogs (faculty/staff).


Emotional Wellness: Manage your stress by learning to meditate on Fridays at noon with the free UBC meditation sessions offered by Healthy Minds and Health Promotion Programs.


Financial Health: Take advantage of your student or faculty/staff extended medical benefits plan to save money on health care expenses.


Intellectual Wellbeing: Explore UBC Events to find a free lecture, event or speaker series to learn about a new  topic, such as Frames of Mind  (


Play: Have fun trying something new! Diversify your physical activity pursuits by exploring all that UBC REC has to offer for leagues, events and classes.


Spiritual Wellness: Explore opportunities for spiritual connection and growth through the UBC Multi-faith Chaplain’s Association.

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