Pleasanton Unified School District
Welcome to PUSD's Wellness Site
Welcome to Pleasanton Unified School District's Wellness Site. You'll find a wealth of resources here to help guide you on your journey to wellness.
As you explore this site, you'll find resources for both students and adults, as well as PUSD's current practices and future goals around WELLNESS.
What is Wellness?
Wellness is being aware of and making active choices towards living a life that is healthy, balanced and fulfilling. Wellness is more than just physical health - it is a balance and integration of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
"...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - The World Health Organization
"...a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential."
- The National Wellness Institute
The 6 Dimensions of Wellness
While we realize there are several wellness wheels with variations in categories, we have chosen to focus on the Wellness Wheel you see below, which highlights 6 areas.
Learning about these 6 Dimensions of Wellness can help you choose how to make wellness a part of your everyday life. Wellness strategies are practical ways to start developing healthy habits that can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health.
Here are the 6 Dimensions of Wellness:
Emotional—Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
Environmental—Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
Intellectual—Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
Physical—Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep
Social—Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
Spiritual—Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life
Events and Resources
Hume Center: Workshop
Hume Center: Workshop
Support Groups for Students by Axis Community Health
Axis Community Health is offering a FREE virtual support group for students in both middle and high school. It is ongoing, so students can join at any time.
IWAY - Wellness Program
In collaboration with Asian Health Services and The Public Health Institute, IWAY (Improving the Wellness of Asian Youth) was created out of a necessity to engage the Asian community about mental well-being, a topic that has long been silenced in Asian families.
Our goal is to make emotional support as accessible as possible by removing the barriers that prevent Asian youth and families from receiving the support they deserve.
We offer one-on-one confidential counseling, peer support, leadership development through youth programs, and presentations on stress and mental wellness. Our services are FREE and you can earn up to $90 in gift cards!
Podcasts and Webinars
Webinar Series for Students
Need Help Accessing Counseling For Your Family?
Workshops and Events
CRISIS SUPPORT INFORMATION
If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please encourage them to seek help and call or text one of the following numbers listed below:
CALL: National Suicide Hotline (800) 784-2433
CALL: YouthLine (877) 968-8491
CALL: Alameda County Crisis Line (800) 273-8255
CALL: LGBTQ Crisis Support (866) 488-7386
TEXT: "HOME" to 741741 (to text with a crisis counselor)
TEXT: “TEEN” to 839863 (Teen Crisis Line)
TEXT: "START" to 678678 (for LGBTQ Crisis Support)
If you or someone you love is experiencing an emergency, contact the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100, call 911,
or go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible to get help.