What is Wellbeing?
Wellbeing is more than just being active and eating fruits and vegetables. At Salem College, we believe being well is a balancing act between all of the eight dimensions represented in our wellness model. When balanced well, we are also able to function well.
The Office of Student Wellbeing is here to support you as you navigate your college experience. We offer the time and space to develop yourself and your community, build resilience for bumps in the road, and have some fun along the way.
What contributes to our wellbeing?
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Where do we begin? The Salem College Wellness Model
Working from a comprehensive and integrative wellness model, we are dedicated to supporting students and the Salem College community throughout their college experience.
The SC in the center of our wellness model represents Salem College and Self-Care. We believe self-care is the foundation for your personal and professional success. It is critical to develop the skills necessary to take care of ourselves. We do so by offering programming in the eight dimensions of wellbeing.
Dimensions of Wellbeing
Physical wellbeing encompasses movement or physical activity, healthy consumption, sleep and rest, and prevention of illness and chronic diseases.
Emotional wellbeing promotes awareness, acceptance, and sharing of our feelings in a productive manner.
Community Wellbeing is feeling acceptance, security and equity in one’s environments. Sharing one’s strengths, passions and resources with others contributes to community wellbeing. The ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends, and co-workers contributes to our community wellness.
Environmental wellbeing is gaining an understanding of the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment. Every person has the capacity to have a positive impact on the quality of their environment, whether it’s their immediate environment, i.e. their home, classroom or office, their community, their relationships, and even their planet.
Intellectual wellbeing is engaging in creative and mentally-stimulating activities, expanding your knowledge and imparting knowledge to others.
Occupational Wellbeing is having personal fulfillment from our studies, jobs, or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives.
Financial Wellbeing is a state of healthy living through the active pursuit of financial knowledge, planning, and goal setting.
Be Well! is a campus-wide initiative, owned by every member of the Salem College community. Through our unique and innovative wellness classes, campus-wide wellness initiatives, and community outreach efforts, the Office of Student Wellbeing leads the campus in creating a culture of wellbeing for students, faculty and staff, and the greater Salem Community.
Through a mixture of socially-distanced on-campus programming and virtual programming, we will maintain continuity of exceptional, student-centered wellness programming.
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