"Wellness," funny term. What's your definition?
Student Wellness & Health Promotion defines it by considering the many components of one's well-being, such as emotional, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual health.
Wanna assess how you fare across all these components? Or just wanna find out about something specific?
Here are some examples of questions or thoughts you may have that might fall under the general heading "Wellness":
- College is hard. How do I balance classes, friends, activities/clubs, work, exercise, partying and studying? I can't seem to keep up or get it under control.
- I work out and eat well but I still don't feel healthy.
- I can't sleep or I don't get enough sleep. I'm tired all the time.
- I am stressed out all the time.
- I would like to learn more about massage as a means of stress management (Request a Pow! Massage program!).
- I would like to learn other stress management technniques, such as Autogenic Exercises or Progressive Neuromuscular Relaxation.
- I need to find the time to exercise.
- I hate the gym. I need to find a fitness activity that I will like to do. Does the walking I do on my way to class count as exercise?
- I can't get anything done that I need to do because I am always listening to someone else or doing something with or for someone else.
- I have a chronic health condition that makes school seem so much more difficult and no one seems to get it.
- I recently lost someone close to me and I feel like all my friends can't relate.
- Gaming helps me relax and its fun but it's also getting out of hand.
Are any of these resonating with you? If so, please contact us. Or search below for more specific, helpful information. If you do not find your specific concern on this list, it just means this list is not all-inclusive and you will need to contact us personally with your question. We would welcome hearing from you, anytime.
Facts, Self-Help & How-To Information on the following topics:
- Stress management for college students
- Enhancing sleep, nutrition and exercise for stress reduction
- Massage and self-massage techniques for relaxation
- Assertiveness and healthy personal boundaries
- Problem Gambling assessment
- Balanced life assessment
- Exercising to improve health
- The Fit Principle
- Walking for fitness
- Sleep basics
If you are struggling with any of these issues, you can make an appointment to speak with someone at our office by calling 831-3457. Read on to learn more about these topics.
Drives to benefit Domestic Violence survivors
Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 231 S. College Ave.
Donate your used cell phones to benefit the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Donate cleaning supplies being collected by Child, Inc. for domestic violence survivors when they leave protective shelters in Delaware. Both of these non-profit agencies actively work to end dating & domestic violence and to assist survivors. The drive has been organized by our Dating Violence Counselor. Call 831-3457 to schedule an appointment.
October 20, 21, 22nd: 12:30-2:00pm
Phi Sigma Sigma will be collecting toiletries, non-perishable food items, especially: canned tuna, canned soup, coffee, coffee creamer, rice, instant mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, cooking oil, powdered juice mixes, hot cocoa mix, sugar, instant oatmeal, household items, especially: laundry detergent, toilet paper, trash bags, Ziploc freezer bags, cleaning supplies, paper towels, and clothing such as slippers for women and children, bath robes, pajamas.
Pumpkin Painting & Carving
The Scrounge, Perkins Student Center
Join Opt4 for some good old-fashioned fun with pumpkin painting & carving! Pumpkins are provided & it's FREE!
First Down Student Tailgate, UD Homecoming Game
Hospitality Village, Delaware Stadium
Join us in the Hospitality Village on South Campus for pre-game fun in a student-friendly environment. Guests will be treated to music, games, a photo booth, face painting, inflatables, giveaways, and more.Read about all the Homecoming Week events!!
How Domestic Violence Changed My Life
Guest Speaker Miss Delaware, Brittney Lewis
115 Purnell Hall
Join us for a talk with the current Miss Delaware, whose platform is Domestic Violence. This event is provided for CAP points and honors Phi Sigma Sigma's sister Allison Schmidt, who lost her life to domestic violence. Bring items to donate to drives to benefit Domestic Violence Survivors (see above). Sponsored by Phi Sigma Sigma and the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee. Read more on the facebook page. See all SAPE events.
Student Life Career Panel
Career Services Center, Academy Street
Hear from a panel of Higher Education professionals who work in the field of Student Affairs/Student Life. They will speak about their graduate school experiences, getting started in the field, choosing a path, their own career paths, and the graduate school process. They will answer audience questions and after the panel will be available to mingle and speak one-on-one with participants.
Allison Schmidt Domestic Violence Memorial Walk
Newark Reservoir, Old Paper Mill Road
Join Phi Sigma Sigma for this Memorial Walk to honor survivors of Dating & Domestic Violence, as well as those who have lost their lives at the hands of an abusive partner. Your $5 purchase of the Memorial Walk shirt serves as your entrance fee to the walk. Open to the public.
2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza!
Come out for a night of dancing, games, refreshments, costumes, candy, and PRIZES! Stay tuned for details!
Get Up, Stand Up! Be a Courageous Bystander
Independence West Residence Hall Lounge
Have you ever heard a sexist or homophobic joke and wished you had confronted it? Witnessed someone name-calling or hitting another person? Seen a woman passed out drunk in a room at a house party, then a man goes in and closes the door? Were you left with the nagging feeling that someone should have intervened...yet getting involved felt too risky? A "Courageous Bystander" is someone who takes an active role in promoting a respectful environment, or who takes action to safely and responsibly interfere with abusive behaviors, statements, or attitudes. This interactive program helps participants learn ways to be a courageous bystander and possibly save someone from victimization and trauma. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
European Standards for Sex Education from the World Health Organization
Speaker: Olaf Kapella, Austrian Institute for Family Studies, University of Vienna
STAR Campus, 540 S. College Ave.
Over the past few decades, there have been many developments that highlight the need for sexuality education including: the proliferation of social media, the global spread of HIV/AIDS, increasing concerns about the sexual abuse of children and adolescents, and changing attitudes toward sexuality & sexual behavior of youth, and the globalization and migration of people with different cultural & religious backgrounds. In the face of it, Europe is not leaving young people alone to deal with misinformation, stereotypes and myths about sex. Learn about the World Health Organization's standards for sex education in Europe. Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Public Health and many UD offices and departments. See the flyer.