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Wellness Resource Guide

This guide is intended to support multiple facets of wellness, including library research resources in wellness and support resources for students and staff related to wellness.

The Dimensions

Wellness as a term was partly inspired by the preamble to the World Health Organization’s 1948 constitution which said: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Over time, wellness has been defined in increasingly granular and interdependent facets, as few as six and up to eleven. A common construct is eight dimensions:

Click on the tabs in the left column or hover over the graphic to find information and resources to support each facet of wellness. 

Overviews of wellbeing concepts and research: 

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