BeWELL defines wellbeing as a sense of wholeness and harmony that, in addition to physical and mental health, encompasses a number of other factors. Depending upon the individual, these may include but are not limited to: cultural, emotional, social, the natural environment, security, relationships, community, self-acceptance, purpose in life, the workplace, intellectual, and spiritual.
Wellbeing in interprofessional health students may call for a greater need to emphasize stress reduction, self care, and resilience-building in order to find balance. Finding community with peers in your program, as well as with students across other health professional programs, may enhance your ability to thrive—both as a student and in your future career as a health professional. We invite you to explore your own definitions of what wellbeing means to you.
BeWELL is committed to providing space, activities, and programming to support the cultivation of community and wellbeing in interprofessional health students across our three campuses (Duluth, Rochester, Twin Cities) at the University of Minnesota.