Student Health & Wellness Services (SHWS)
Maximize Your College Experience. Be Well.
Student Health & Wellness Services (SHWS) is committed to the well-being of all UC Riverside students.
Wellness is holistic and interdimensional. Finding balance in your cultural, emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual wellness positively impacts your overall well-being. If one of these nine dimensions is out of balance, though, it can affect other aspects of your wellness. The Wellness Wheel illustrates this relationship.
The Wellness Wheel (above left) illustrates the relationships between your cultural, emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual wellness. If one of these nine dimensions is out of balance (as shown above right), it can affect other aspects of your wellness.
Being healthy is one positive outcome of wellness. Health, according to the World Health Organization, is a state of optimal physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity. Wellness is the continuous practice or process of enhancing one's holistic well-being through intentional behaviors and choices. Your health and wellness drive your ability to learn, to make friends and to achieve your goals.
Turn to the tools and resources featured throughout this site to positively impact your health and wellness. Get help for yourself or a friend in distress. Take an online assessment and take steps to improve your wellness. Discover campus resources for graduate students. Find ways to support wellness on campus and in the community.
SHWS has selected seven high-priority wellness areas for students at UCR. Through the Be Well campaign, information and services are provided to help you Be Active, Be Less Stressed, Be Mentally Healthy, Be Nourished, Be Party Smart, Be Rested and Be Sexually Healthy. Explore this site to find the resources that will help you Be Well.
Discover the benefits of adding more physical activity to your day, including improved memory, better sleep and lower stress.
BE LESS STRESSED
Learn how to find calm in a variety of ways, from guided meditations to Outdoor Excursions with the SRC.
BE MENTALLY HEALTHY
Connect with self-help and campus resources to strengthen your mental wellness.
Understand the physical and mental benefits of eating nutritious meals and discover emergency resources if you're having trouble getting enough to eat.
BE PARTY SMART
Get tips on keeping yourself and your friends safe by making smart choices when using alcohol and other substances.
Learn how to improve your sleep cycles and enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits being well-rested can provide.
BE SEXUALLY HEALTHY
Discover how create a healthy, consensual relationship for yourself and your partner.