Well-Being at U-M

Well-being is a life-long journey. 

The University of Michigan is committed to creating a culture of well-being for its faculty, staff and community. Through a collaboration between MHealthy and Student Life, a model was created that identifies eight key dimensions of personal well-being. The philosophy embraces the concept that well-being encompasses the whole person, with many factors affecting your quality of life and playing a part in achieving balance, purpose, and vitality in your career and at home. 

Use this model and the resources available through the university to help you on your journey to well-being.

Faculty and staff resources are below. For student resources, visit Student Life

Physical: Practicing healthy behaviors around physical activity, nutrition, sleep, substance use, preventive exams; managing chronic conditions.

Emotional & Mental: Thriving while fully experiencing the diverse range of human emotions, experiences and vulnerabilities.

Environmental: Living in, working in and contributing to safe, healthy, and sustainable environments.

Financial: Developing knowledge and skills for managing financial decisions.

Occupational: Sustaining personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.

Social: Developing a sense of connection and belonging, having a well-developed support system, and contributing to a healthy inclusive community. 

Intellectual: Pursuing knowledge and skill development. 

Spiritual: Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.