"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.
Delaware's Annual Crime Victims' Tribute & Candlelight Vigil
Delaware State University, Multi-Purpose Rooms, MLK Student Center, Dover
Speaker: UD Alumni and Survivor, Kristen Baumer, was abducted as a freshman at UD. She will speak about her experience. She is part of the RAPE Outreach Team and has shared her story on The Biography Network's "I Survived" and the I.D. Network's "House of Horrors: Kidnapped." Kristen hopes that she can make a difference in others' lives by sharing her story. Those affected by crime are invited to bring writings, artwork or other meaningful items to be posted on the Memorial Walls which will be on display at the event. See the flyer. Sponsored by Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force. Calll 1-800-Victim1 if you need accommodations or information. See the flyer. Free and open to the public.
Art Party with Opt4
Central Green in front of Gore
Come out for Tie-dyeing, decorating Opt4 shirts, finger paint, puffy paint, glitter glue, bubbles, and mocktails. Sponsored by Opt4.
QUIZZO: Fundraiser for Natasha's Justice Project
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms
SAGE is hosting Quizzo to raise money for Natasha’s Justice Project. The organization was created by Natasha Alexenko, a sexual assault survivor, who has made it her life’s work to advocate for the elimination of the rape kit backlog in the United States. Natasha’s story is featured in the HBO Documentary Sex Crimes Unit, which was shown as part of the Women & Gender Studies Department's Film Series in March. Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equity (SAGE).
Changing the Conversation: The Story of a Night
It's time to change the conversation around sexual assault. In this program, you will hear Jane's story and be part of transforming societal responses. Learn how you, and all of us, can make a difference in Jane's life and in the lives of other survivors. Start changing the conversation right now! Presented by S.O.S. and sponsored by UD's Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Speaker & Shoes at Trabant Theater
Be on the lookout for your favorite fraternity brothers, male professors and staff as they don four-inch bright red stiletto heels to march around the north green. This will be a fun opportunity for men to educate and inspire the campus community to take action in the prevention of sexual violence, and learn about resources for victims on campus like Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.). A limited number of men-sized high heel shoes will be provided, so come early to reserve your pair of shoes for this popular march (or feel free to bring your own high heels!). As the saying goes, you cannot truly understand another person's experiences until you have "walked a mile in their shoes." For more information about the national campaign, visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org. Sponsored by Inter-Fraternity Council as part of UD's Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Where Do You Stand? - Human Continuum Exercise
This program will help you clarify where you stand regarding a variety of sexual situations and whether they rise to the level of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Presented by S.O.S. for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and sponsored by UD's Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Powerful Partnerships Conference: 20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act and the Path Ahead
The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence are co-hosting this conference which will highlight the power of partnerships in working to end gender violence. The conference will create a unique space for survivors, community activists, advocates, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from across the nation to come together to share findings, best practices, and lessons learned and to foster trust, resilient relationships, and innovate strategies for addressing gender-based violence as we look forward to the future. A variety of workshops, roundtables, panel presentations, and poster sessions integrating research and practice will be offered. Learn more & register today!
Take Back the Night March & Speak-Out
120 Smith Hall (for the speaker, where the march begins, and for Speak-Out after the march)
Guest Speaker Andrea Gibson will kick off this year's Take Back the Night March! Women all over the world have been shattering the silence around sexual assault and violence against women at Take Back the Night Marches for over 30 years. Join your fellow students at the University of Delaware as we "take back the night" and speak out against campus rape and violence. All are welcome to participate! Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE). Check back for details. Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.