At University of Houston-Clear Lake, we believe that health and wellness are essential to your academic success.
Our resources help achieve higher levels of wellness in multiple aspects of holistic wellbeing — whether you're a student, faculty member, staff member, or RWC member — so you can ascend and soar.
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Wellness Referral Program
We want all Hawks to have a strong foundation of wellbeing during their time at UHCL and beyond. This referral program provides support in strengthening your educational and personal journey.
A referral from one of the following offices will provide access to discount or free services from Campus Recreation and Wellness. When visiting them, please ask about the Wellness Referral Program.
- Counseling and Mental Health Center
- Health Services
- Student Success Center
- Center for Student Advocacy and Community
- Orientation and New Student Programming
- Dean of Students Office
What is Wellness?
Wellness encompasses the collective and interdependent combination of how people think about and experience your life. This concept transcends any one program or departmental effort. Wellness is the active process through which a person becomes aware of, and makes choices toward, a more successful existence.
Wellness is also a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving your full potential. It is multi-dimensional and holistic, and supports a positive and sustainable lifestyle.
Why Does Wellness Matter?
Wellness is much more than physical health, exercise, or nutrition. Optimal wellness allows us to achieve our goals and find meaning and purpose in our lives. Wellness involves continually learning and making changes to enhance your life in positive ways.
The model used by the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness includes: physical, social, emotional, emotional, environmental, financial, occupational, psychological and intellectual. By applying the eight domains of wellness to your life, you become aware of the interconnectedness of each dimension and how they contribute to optimal health and wellness.
Domains of Holistic Wellness
Maintain a quality of life that allows you to succeed in your daily routines without undue fatigue and stress. Learn to recognize behaviors associated with your daily routines and choose healthier habits while avoiding destructive ones.
Be part of something bigger than yourself, and communicate effectively. Articulate an awareness of people who are different than you and an understanding of the importance of community engagement.
Recognize your trigger points and manage your emotions in a healthy and productive way. Better recognize and understand other's responses to emotional stimuli and how a group can work together in the most productive way possible.
Protect yourself against environmental factors that harm your health or the ecological balances essential to your long-term health and environmental quality. Make decisions that build a better living and working space for the community.
Make accurate short and long-term decisions related to your personal and professional choices. Adequately plan for savings for long-term financial security.
Find a career that you are passionate about. Attain leadership skills that prepare you for future roles on campus, in your community, and in your career.
Recognize that the mind and the body are not two independent parts. Understand that physical activity has a direct impact on psychological behaviors and processes.
Become a positive, productive and respectful member of both the campus and greater community. Challenge yourself to think outside of the box and maintain an open mind.
Personal Self-Help Resources
- WellTrack Interactive Self-Help Therapy App
- Better Help: Professional online counselors available 24/7, private and affordable
- Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook (PDF)
- Tips for Managing Distress Related to COVID-19 (PDF)