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 at the University of Minnesota.
BeWELL Student Leaders
Brooke Offenhauser (she/her) is a second-year Community Health Promotion MPH student. At the University of Minnesota, she serves as the co-president of the Interprofessional Student Garden, an ambassador for the School of Public Health, a violence prevention educator with the Aurora Center, and a copy editor for the Public Health Review Journal.
Ishita is a fourth year dental student passionate about increasing access to dental care. She enjoys working with other interprofessional students to increase support for BIPOC health professionals through BIPOC HPSC.