Social Wellbeing

Social Wellbeing Definition

Social Wellbeing
Social Wellbeing

What it's all about: Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

Some questions to ask yourself to gauge your Social Wellbeing:

  • Do I connect well with others and foster healthy friendships and relationships?
  • Do I feel a sense of belonging in a community?
  • Do I feel supported by my family?
  • Do I have a strong social network?
  • Do I have at least one close friend whom I trust and can confide in?
  • Can I communicate my feelings effectively?
  • Do I interact easily with people of different ages, backgrounds, races and lifestyles?
  • Do I feel comfortable communicating face-to-face with others?
  • Do I frequently feel lonely?

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Want to increase your Social Wellbeing?

Here are a few suggestions and resources:

  • Reflect on yourself and your social needs. What aspects of your social life do you enjoy? What parts would you like to improve?
  • Join an SCC club or student organization
  • Take a Communication class, such as Introduction to Human Communication (COM100) or Interpersonal Communication (COM110). 
  • Take the first step and start a conversation with a classmate!
  • Practice self-disclosure.
  • In class, participate in group discussions and practice active listening.
  • Make an effort to keep in touch with supportive friends and family.
  • Understand the differences between healthy and unhealthy intimate relationships
  • Talk to one of the SCC Counseling Faculty members if you are struggling to find or maintain supportive social relationships