Social Wellbeing Definition
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?
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