Social Wellness Office of Health Education and Promotion

Social Wellness

Social Wellness Office of Health Education and Promotion

What are some signs of social* wellness?

  • Development of assertiveness skills not passive or aggressive ones.
  • Balancing social* and personal time.
  • The ability to be who you are in all situations.
  • Becoming engaged with other people in your community.
  • Valuing diversity and treat others with respect.
  • Continually being able to maintain and develop friendships and social* networks.
  • The ability to create boundaries within relationship boundaries that encourage communication, trust and conflict management.
  • Remembering to have fun.
  • Having supportive network of family and friends.


Becoming a clear communicator means effectively conveying your thoughts, ideas, needs and wants. Communicating clearly helps you manage your time and your life, to feel good about yourself, and to build trustworthy relationships with others.


Relationships are essential to maintaining wellness and health. Learn more about having healthy and supportive relationships.

Learn to manage stress… Before it manages you

Stress is a normal part of life. But learning to recognize good and bad stress, and how to cope with both, is essential to being emotionally well. How each of us responds to stress is as individual as we are. Individual stress management eduation/counseling appointments are available to all UNH students who have paid the health fee.

Definition of Social* Wellness

Social* wellness refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Our relationships can offer support during difficult times. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you. Conscious actions are important in learning how to balance your social life with your academic and professional lives. Social wellness also includes balancing the unique needs of romantic relationships with other parts of your life.

Why is Social* Wellness Important?

Maintaining an optimal level of social* wellness allows you to build healthy relationships with others. Having a supportive social* network allows you to develop assertive skills and become comfortable with who you are in social situations. Surrounding yourself with a positive social* network increases your self-esteem. Social* wellness enables you to create boundaries that encourage communication, trust and conflict management. Having good social* wellness is critical to building emotional resilience.

The Route to Social* Wellness

As you begin your route to social* wellness, you will discover that you have the power to enhance your personal relationships. Maintaining social* wellness allows you to practice empathy and active listening. There are many ways you can begin your journey on the route to social* wellness. Below are some suggestions on how to enhance your social wellness.

  • Reflect on yourself and your social* needs. What aspects of your social life do you enjoy? What parts would you like to improve?
  • Make an effort to keep in touch with supportive friends and family.
  • Practice self-disclosure.
  • Participate in group discussions and practice active listening.
  • Join a club or organization.

Social* Wellness Resources

Are you looking for ways to enhance your social* wellness, but not sure where to start? Below is a list of social* wellness resources available to you at UC Davis, as well as other outside organizations.

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