Topic 1 What is well-being?

  • Well-being is the experience of health. It includes mental and physical health, physical and emotional safety, and a feeling of belonging, sense of purpose, achievement and success.
  • Well-being is a broad concept and covers a range of psychological and physical abilities.
  • Five major types of well-being are said to be: emotional, physical, social, workplace, and societal well being.
  • Picture4
    Emotional well-being: the ability to be resilient, manage one’s emotions and generate emotions that lead to good feelings
  • Picture3
    Physical well-being: the ability to improve the functioning of one’s body through healthy eating and good exercise habits
  • Picture7
    Social well-being: the ability to communicate, develop meaningful relationships with others and create one’s own emotional support network
  • Picture6
    Workplace well-being: the ability to pursue one’s own interests, beliefs and values in order to gain meaning and happiness in life and professional enrichment
  • Picture5
    Societal well-being: the ability to participate in an active community or culture.