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Are you in crisis? 

Experiencing a life-threatening issue, in an emergency, or in crisis? Visit your local emergency department or call 9-1-1. 

If you need primary medical care and mental health services, you can contact Campus Wellness. There are also helpline resources available: Good2Talk (1-866-925-5454) or EmpowerMe (1-844-741-6389).

Health promotion 

The University of Waterloo is committed to the Okanagan Charter for Health. We, in the Faculty of Mathematics, acknowledge the work set forth by the 1986 Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and embrace the principles and frameworks presented in the Okanagan Charter. 

The University of Waterloo is committed to supporting the complete health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff by building a positive, safe, and inviting environment where we can work, study, and research together. Read more about the history of the Okanagan Charter.

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View the Health Promotion Overview Timeline.

Dimensions of wellness overview

Wellness is the sum of many interconnected dimensions that work together to create a holistic sense of well-being and fulfillment in a person’s life. Wellness goes beyond physical health to include an individual’s ability to identify and achieve goals, satisfy needs, and the ability to change and cope with the demands of their environment. The nine dimensions we focus on in the Faculty of Mathematics are cultural, emotional, environmental,  financial, intellectual, physical, relational, spiritual, and vocational. 

To maintain a balance between these nine dimensions of wellness, it is important to pay attention to each individual dimension. While no one dimension is any more important than another, if one dimension is out of balance, it will affect the others. Below we explore these nine dimensions of wellness and offer information and resources on how you can embrace them in your life. 

Nine dimensions of wellness 

Each month, the Faculty of Mathematics offers its students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to participate in different activities and events related to the nine-dimensions of wellness through the Living Wellness Campaign. Visit the Living Wellness website to learn more about our upcoming programming.

<--break->For more information about the Nine Dimensions of Wellness, read the Mathie Wellness Handbook.Cover of Mathie Wellness Handbook

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

The World Health Organization