The Spring 2022 U-Flourish Survey is now closed! Thank you to all who participated this spring. Stay tuned for more information on ways to have your say and support your well-being. In the meantime, learn more about digital well-being monitoring and the IDIS 199: The Science of Well-Being, Mental Health, and Resiliency course.
U-Flourish is offering an online platform for all students to monitor their wellbeing and mentl health symptoms through the i-spero. By registering, you can track your progress and add activities to support your wellbeing. If you're currently in or enter care at Student Wellness Services, you are also eligible for i-spero Digitally Enhanced Care and to share your wellbeing information with your care provider. By registering for either i-spero Wellbeing Resources or Digitally Enhanced Care, you are eligible for a $5 Starbucks gift card and a chance to win 1 of 5 iPads!*
*details on incentive listed on appropriate page on the U-Flourish site
We are a multi-disciplinary group of researchers based at Queen’s University and partnering with Queen's Student Wellness Services (SWS) to understand how best to support student well-being and mental health.
In September 2018, we began the U-Flourish Student Well-being and Academic Success Study via an online survey to improve our understanding of why some first-year students "flourish" while others do not. Since then, we have heard back from thousands of undergraduate students and continue to invite these students to participate bi-annually in our online surveys as we follow them through their university journey.
Building on the success of the U-Flourish Survey, our program of research has since expanded to include new offerings to support student well-being and mental health, thanks to a philanthropic gift from the Mach-Gaensslen Foundation.
These offerings include a suite of digital well-being resources including digital apps to help students manage stress, anxiety, sleep, and binge eating, and a digital technology called i-spero to help students to self-monitor their well-being (coming Fall 2021). We have also developed a for-credit, interdisciplinary online course, The Science of Mental Health, Well-being and Resiliency, which focuses on understanding different aspects of mental health and well-being, improving students' mental health literacy, and encouraging timely and appropriate help-seeking.
The U-Flourish program of research has been continuously funded by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Rossy Family Foundation. The development and implementation of the Digital Well-Being Resources, Online Mental Health Literacy Course, and Digitally Enhanced Care Pathway are funded by the Mach-Gaensslen Foundation.
We thank the following campus and community partners for providing FLEX credit and food incentives for the student engagement campaign: Queen's University's Division of Student Affairs and Domino's Pizza, respectively. We also thank all Queen's University Professors, Departments, and student groups that have supported the U-Flourish student engagement campaigns.