The Office of Student Health and Wellbeing promotes holistic wellbeing for all GCSU students by offering support services, resources, programs, and activities. Bobcats FIRST is a campus-wide initiative focused on the four domains of wellbeing: emotional, physical, social, and intellectual.
Four Domains of Wellbeing
The ability to identify and manage emotions, adapt to adverse situations, and develop healthy coping strategies.
Emotional wellbeing can be strengthened through:
- Practicing mindfulness
- Developing a supportive network
- Learning stress management and resilience techniques
- Seeking help
The ability to properly manage sleep, nutrition, and substance use and to make a mind-body connection to improve mental wellbeing through physical activity.
Physical wellbeing can be strengthened through:
- Getting some movement into every day
- Balancing eating and drinking plenty of water
- Using alcohol responsibly and avoiding cigarettes, vaping, and other drugs
- Implementing good sleep habits
The ability to develop and maintain relationships, communicate effectively, and establish a sense of belonging and connection in your communities.
Social wellbeing can be strengthened through:
- Joining a group of people with similar interests
- Taking part in fun activities
- Trying out a new hobby or activity
- Knowing when you need time to decompress
The ability to find pleasure in learning, adopt a growth mindset, and learn strategies to develop academic confidence and resilience.
Intellectual wellbeing can be strengthened through:
- Adopting good studying and time management skills
- Focusing on having a growth mindset ("I can always improve") instead of a fixed mindset ("I'll never be good at this")
- Learn interesting things outside of class by reading or listening to podcasts