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Get the most out of your time at SFU.
Maintaining your overall well-being is key to achieving success at SFU – whether you’re a student, staff, or faculty member. SPACE is an easy-to-remember acronym that outlines five evidence-based areas of positive mental health.
- Social connection
- Physical health
- Emotional health
Get ideas on how to make SPACE for your well-being by browsing the suggestions below.
Faculty and staff
Are you looking to promote well-being in your classroom or workplace? Everyone at SFU can work to make our campus a healthy community. Learn how you can support well-being as a teacher or administrator.
S: Social connection
Quality relationships are central to individual and collective well-being. Invest in your relationships, make new connections, and engage with your community.
P: Physical health
Good physical health supports good mental health. Plan for adequate sleep, nourish your body with healthy food, and get active every day.
Awareness of ourselves and our surroundings allows for deeper connection and enhanced perspectives. Know and use your strengths, practice mindfulness, and exercise gratitude.
Contributing to something bigger than ourselves gives us purpose and meaning. Find meaning, perform acts of kindness, focus on others, and contribute to your community.
E: Emotional health
Keeping positive and negative emotions in balance is important for our overall well-being. Create and savour positive experiences, practice resilience and self-compassion, and seek help when you need it.