Make space for well-being

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
  • Awareness
  • Contribution
  • 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.

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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.

Maintain your physical health >

A: Awareness

Awareness of ourselves and our surroundings allows for deeper connection and enhanced perspectives. Know and use your strengths, practice mindfulness, and exercise gratitude.

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C: Contribution

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.

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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.

Keep your emotions in balance >