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The Health and Wellness program combines healthy living, physical/mental wellness, nutrition, understanding healthy relationships and community safety. This program incorporates the understanding of bodily functions, with emotional regulation and social interaction.
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of yours, and others’, emotions, and feelings, and making choices toward a happy, healthy life. Participants will recognize the importance of respecting and valuing their own feelings, understanding those of others and learn valuable ways to connect with peers. Everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being; In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions.
Mental Health and Wellness
Mental health and wellness relate to the understanding of one’s feelings and coping effectively with stress. Individuals will learn the importance of being mindful and learning the proper signs of self-care, develop emotional regulation, pet therapy, relaxation, and stress reduction to further grow from experiences and/or situations. Topics surrounding grief, consent, and coping mechanisms are discussed in this program.
Physical Health Wellness
Physical wellness relates to maintaining a healthy body and seeking care when needed. Physical health is attained through exercise, eating well, getting enough sleep, and recognizing the signs of illness. This aspect of our program supports participants in basic first aid and who/when to call for assistance, understanding basic bodily functions, the importance of being physically active, and individualized male or female health, amongst other topics.
Social wellness helps one build appropriate social relationships and identify the different levels of personal space. This aspect of wellness allows participants to not only develop positive and healthy relationships with peers and build a social support network, but also how to apply these skills in day-to-day interactions and in social settings.