LEAD offers wellbeing support to students at WesternU. With this support, students become more knowledgeable and skilled at managing the demands and busy schedules associated with a rigorous graduate health sciences curricula.
To counteract stress and burnout, LEAD offers a broad range of wellbeing resources such as workshops, engaging activities. These resources are part of LEAD’s comprehensive wellbeing initiative that includes four domains. Resources within each of the four domains exist to fit your specific wellbeing needs. A quick overview of each domain can be found below.
The word clouds were generated from student responses received in Spring 2021.
Social connections are essential for success in a health sciences graduate degree program. LEAD offers opportunities for you to develop yourself socially, improve your communication skills, and develop new friends. By strengthening yourself socially, you will develop your interpersonal and communication skills, two of the top competencies identified for residents by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Join LEAD in developing your social skills while getting connected with other students, faculty, and staff at WesternU.
Taking greater care of your mind leads to improvement in your physical and emotional wellbeing. With these efforts, you will become more aware of and more effectively manage your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. LEAD can help you improve your skills in this area.
The ability to know one’s self is needed to make better decisions in obtaining a healthy and fulfilling life. Your focus on one’s self is also needed to care for others. LEAD can help you develop knowledge and skills to better know yourself and care for others.
A healthy body is critical for students to thrive in a rigorous academic graduate program. Behaviors helping students achieve better health are associated with less perceived stress, improved cognitive performance, and increased academic achievement. LEAD offers support for you to achieve a healthy body in areas such as sleep, exercise, and nutrition.