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Positive Impacts on Student Mental Health
Student respondents in classes taught by instructors in the Tools for Well-being in the Classroom (TWC) program reported higher overall mental health at the end of term (Fall 2021) as compared to data collected at SFU during the same period by the Student e-Mental Health Project (Mental Health Systems and Services Lab at UBC)
- 45% of TWC respondents reported good, very good or excellent mental health
- 36.4% of students in the comparison group reported good, very good or excellent mental health
Impact of Well-being in Learning Environments on Student Experience
In comparison to UGSS data during the same semester, students in courses taught by faculty in the Tools for Well-being in the Classroom program reported experiencing more social connection, flexibility, and a sense of care from instructors.
- Trends over time in the UGSS data show that students are increasingly reporting positive well-being in learning environments across SFU.
It is estimated that approximately 7000 students are reached annually by Well-being in Learning Environments programming.
Approximately 29% of faculty, instructors, and instructional staff at SFU are involved in Well-being in Learning Environments
Students and instructors share their experience
“This initiative has proved to be highly rewarding for me and my students. We are now more aware of how important well-being should be in higher education. All forms of instruction should prioritize that.”
- Elisabeta Aida Osian, Centre for Digital Media
“The relaxation and de-stressing exercises were great. And just knowing that the instructor really understands about these issues was great- this is the most supported I have ever felt in a classroom.”
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