DeGroote School of Business


The Importance of Wellness – A Note from the Wellness Counsellor

Small habits will change your life. Adding wellness practices to your daily routine is essential. Consistent rituals will help you develop preventative measures for optimal health. If your mental health is declining, doing one small thing that brings you peace and joy can be extremely beneficial. Life can be overwhelming. Incorporate daily wellness breaks to rest, recollect yourself and come back twice as strong.

Prioritizing Mental Health

Mental health includes psychological, emotional, and social aspects of life. It relates to how we think, feel and act. A decline in mental health, impacts how we handle stress and relate to others. It also impacts our ability to make choices. Some benefits of a positive mental state of mind are less anxiety and stress and reduced risk of depression. It allows for clearer thinking, increased self-esteem, and healthy relationships. Mental health is not separate from physical health.

Mental health is physical health. There is a direct connection between being mentally healthy and physically healthy. A healthy state of mind leads to better sleep, less risk of illness, and an overall increase of life expectancy.

A Focus for Students

Attention to mental wellness is important for everyone, but especially students.

As a student, you must be proactive in approaching your wellness. High levels of mental health increases learning, creativity, productivity, improves judgement, focus, and positive teamwork experiences. In times of high stress, it’s important to have strategies in place to protect your mental health allowing you to thrive and reach your potential in the classroom and in the workplace.

Wellness Support Services for MBA Students

Reliable Websites

Campus Resources

  • Deena Dulabh – MBA Wellness Counsellor
  • Chaplaincy Centre (all faiths)
    MUSC 231 (Main campus student centre)
    905-525-9140 ext. 24207
  • Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre
    McMaster Medical Centre, Room 4B24
    1200 Main Street West
    905-521-2100 ext. 73557