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:

1

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. (www.planning.ubc.ca)

2

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.

3

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).

4

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.

5

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

6

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  (www.framesofmind.ca).

7

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.

8

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

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