University of Florence, Italy
Silvio De Magistris
Project members Linnaeus University
Lali Lindell, Jenny Lovebo
Collaborating partner Sweden
Linnaeus University; Ölandshälsan
International collaborating partners
University of Florence, Italy; Semmelweis University, Hungary; University of Birmingham, England
The project is funded by the participating partners through the European University for Well-being, EUniWell.
health, psychology, wellbeing
More about the project
The objective of StudentWell is to supporte student health and quality of life. The aim is for students to gain an experiential understanding of their somatic, affective and cognitive stress reactions in order to transform them and learn to sustain well-being.
Students report a range of discomforts and obstacles impacting on their lifestyle and well-being including a loss of contact with their own bodies, stress and fatigue from study and working to deadlines.
Student well-being will be supported by four different intervention techniques: Forest Bathing, Autogenic Training, Alexander Technique and a Body & Mind Awareness Programme. Using a validated well-being scale, the project will analyse the results of the four interventions.
Self-guided forest bathing programme
A method for self-guided forest bathing was elaborated by Lnu researchers (Lovebo & Lindell). The first 'pilot' self-guided forest bathing program for staff and students registered at the Linnaeus university started in September 2022 and ended in November 2022. The program was carried out on both campuses (Kalmar and Växjö). The results are currently being evaluated. A second follow up forest bathing program started in April 2023 and will end in June 2023. This program was carried out in Växjö.