The University of Michigan-Flint is committed to creating an environment that supports all students’ health and well-being. UM-Flint students can access departments and staff members who provide academic, health, and extra-curricular support and guidance.

What is well-being? 

Well-being is the journey we take to care for ourselves, one step and one choice at a time. It’s how we appraise and feel about our lives, including success in school and all other aspects. It’s personal, family and friends, community, and beyond.

The University of Michigan Model of Well-being includes eight dimensions and offers resources that align with each dimension of Well-being.

Dimensions of Well-being: Physical, emotional mental, environmental, financial, occupational, social, intellectual and spiritual.

Dimensions of Well-being Defined

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The role that you take in maintaining your body for strength, vitality and energy.

Emotional Mental Well-being

Being aware and managing your feelings, being at peace with who you are, and having the tools you need to weather life’s ups and downs.

Environmental Well-being

Reflects the impact your environment (home, school, city, planet) has on you and the impact you have on the environment.

Financial well-being

Your relationship with money and skills for managing resources, as well as your ability to make good consumer choices and seek out appropriate financial opportunities.

Occupational Well-being

The work you choose to do and how it contributes to your community and fulfills you.

Social Well-being

How you choose to define and connect with your community and the people around you.

Intellectual Well-being

Feeling stimulated and engaged with learning and staying open to new ideas and perspectives.

Spiritual Well-being

Your understanding of your place and purpose, how you make meaning of what happens to you, and what your mind goes to for comfort or relief.