Supporting Student Wellbeing Toolkit

Preparing your Plan – How Student Health and Wellness Can Support You

Supporting student wellbeing is all of our responsibility.  We all play an important role in creating a culture of wellbeing, helping connect students to resources, and helping students thrive at ISU.  Student Health and Wellness offers various resources, programs, and services that you can connect students too.  In addition, Student Health and Wellness can assist you in implementing health and wellness strategies in your settings to support student well-being.  The following includes some actionable strategies and suggestions faculty and staff can do in their own settings to enhance student wellbeing. 

All of the following below are in the PDF toolkit above.

Get Involved

Course or Meeting Structure and Content

  • Include a health and wellness presentation, training or program in your class or meeting 
  • Add or adapt a Class assignment, like a reflection or paper topic, to focus on public health or wellness current issues.   
  • Incorporate trauma informed strategies into your classes or meetings
  • Start a meeting with a short 5-10 minute discussion focused on wellbeing
  • Adjust deadlines to promote sleep hygiene
    • Have assignments due in Canvas by 10pm instead of midnight.
    • Have all meetings end prior to 10pm. 
  • Include Health and Wellness Syllabus statements into your course syllabi (Page 4)
  • Begin classes or meetings with a brief mindfulness exercise, deep breathing exercise, or other self-care strategy using TAO resource library.
  • Have students view recorded webinars and programs from Student Counseling Services or attend a health and wellness event on campus for extra credit or a group activity.
  • Incorporate breaks into longer online classes or virtual meetings. Focus these breaks on wellbeing practice like stretching, relaxing music, or mindfulness. 
  • Start class or a meeting by having everyone write down three things they are grateful for this week
  • Share a short joyful eating recipe or video to grab attention as class is starting

Provide Information and Resources

Program and Education

Completing Your Plan

Making an intentional plan to support student health and wellbeing is a great first step to set you up for success for this next academic year.

The following is a Qualtrics action plan to fill out that allows you to pick some of the strategies you want to do this year to support student well-being. The examples and strategies below are not exhaustive and there are many additional ways to support student well-being. There is space in the action plan for your to write in your own strategies!

Once you are done, you will receive an email with a summary of your plan that you can save.  It will include contact information and links for support from Student Health and Wellness.

In one month, you will receive a follow up email from Qualtrics checking in on your progress with additional information on ways we can help support you.