The definition of 'Wellbeing' means viewing it as not merely an absence of physical and mental illness. Instead, it means a state of physical, emotional and mental health where individuals can engage meaningfully in their learning or work and be able to contribute to the wider community.
An inclusive and caring community also requires the positive promotion of good health and wellbeing (social, physical and mental) as the foundation for success (professional and academic). It is not only for EUR to solely focus on training the mind but also in promoting the importance of wellbeing across the institution as a whole.
Wellbeing is personal and multifactorial but typically includes:
- Feeling socially connected
- Possessing a sense of direction and belonging
- Satisfaction of personal achievement
- Low levels of anxiety
- Removing stigma in disclosing mental/physical health difficulties.
- Promoting inclusive learning, disability awareness for staff and other service providers.
- Providing a safe and healthy environment to work and learn in (so taking measures against stress for students and staff)
- Offering dedicated information to groups requiring additional support (LGBTQ students, students with disabilities).
- Having a coordinated approach to student wellbeing, involving student advisers, academic staff.
- Removing direct and indirect discrimination or harassment based upon disabilities within the institution.