The Seven Realms of Wellness
Welcome to the UC Davis Wellness Portal
The Wellness Portal was created to assist students, staff and faculty in locating resources related to the various aspects of wellness. Campus resources, as well as those in Davis and the larger web community, are included. We want this to be your “one stop shop” for wellness.
We will continue to build this site and add additional resources. We look forward to supporting you in enhancing your wellness.
Generally, information on any limitations as to who can access a particular resource is mentioned in the resource description. Please contact the resource directly regarding further information or clarification concerning who is eligible to use a specific resource.
Where to Start
Once you’ve read this page, we recommend that you click on the student or staff & faculty tab at the top of the page, where we’ve highlighted specific resources for you related to each dimension of wellness. Or if you’d prefer, you can jump right into one of the wellness dimensions – just click on a piece of the wheel or the quick links at the left.
What is Wellness?
“Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.” – National Wellness Institute
"...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - The World Health Organization
Dimensions of Wellness
What does wellness mean to you? Wellness is more than being free from illness. Wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth. There are many interrelated dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental and occupational. Wellness is ongoing, not something you attain and check off your to-do list. Each dimension contributes to your feelings of wellness. Here is a brief description of the seven dimensions.
- Emotional Wellness relates to understanding your feelings and coping effectively with stress.
- Environmental Wellness encourages you to respect the delicate balance between the environment and ourselves.
- Intellectual Wellness involves having an open mind when you encounter new ideas and continuing to expand your knowledge.
- Occupational Wellness is about enjoying your occupational endeavors and appreciating your contributions.
- Physical Wellness relates to maintaining a healthy body and seeking care when needed.
- Social Wellness helps you perform social roles effectively and comfortably, and create a support network.
- Spiritual Wellness allows you to develop a set of values that help you seek meaning and purpose.
Wellness Assessment: Take the Student Health and Counseling Services Wellness Assessment and you will receive an individual report, a report showing how you compare with other UC Davis students, a list of resources to improve your wellness and a guide to create a behavior change plan.
About the Wellness Portal