What is wellbeing?

We all want the same thing – happy, successful students. And the evidence is clear – when you teach students about wellbeing, it not only improves their wellbeing, it also improves their academic performance (Adler 2016, Lindorff 2020).

But what exactly IS wellbeing?

The video below, taken from the Student Wellbeing Ambassador Programme (SWAP), explains what wellbeing is (and what it is not).

Once you’ve learned what wellbeing is, you could use this video as part of your recruitment process for the SWAP, to show students what becoming a Student Wellbeing Ambassador would involve. 

There’s also a presentation here (again taken from the SWAP) which you could use to teach students about wellbeing.