Health and wellness are very much interlinked.
The World Health Organisation defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Wellness can be defined as “the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health” (www.globalwellnessinstitute.org).
There are many models of wellness, all sharing commonalities and individual differences. However, all models highlight the interconnectedness between different aspects of life and how these dimensions interact with one another to positively impact an individual to lead a happy and fulfilling life.
At Go Well we have adopted the Six Dimensions of Wellness, developed by Dr Bill Hettler, co-founder of The National Wellness Institute (https://nationalwellness.org/resources/six-dimensions-of-wellness/).
This recognises personal satisfaction through work and following a career path that is rewarding and fulfilling.
This refers to the importance of seeking creative mental activities and sharing knowledge with others.
We explore how we support our colleagues in these areas, as well as how our programmes support the development of these in the children, adults and partners that we work with. We will be sharing a series of blog posts that will delve deeper into each area of wellness and expand on how we develop these in ourselves and the people that we work with.
We will measure the number of people that we impact via the Six Dimensions Model in the next 5 years in order to meet our ambitious vision:
‘To have a positive impact on the wellness of 1 million people by 2025’
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