What is psychosocial wellbeing?

Psychosocial wellbeing is a broad term used to describe how healthy and content we are in our emotional and social lives. That is, how happy, anxious or sad we are day-to-day (emotional wellbeing) and how content and involved we are socially with family, friends and our communities (social wellbeing). Lots of research tells us that our psychosocial wellbeing is an important part of our overall wellbeing.

Living with a chronic health condition, such as epilepsy, can be very difficult at times and often poses a number of significant challenges, which can affect our psychosocial wellbeing. For example, apart from having to manage seizures, many people with epilepsy also have to manage difficulties with memory, social activities, stigma, relationships, employment and driving. These difficulties can affect peoples’ psychosocial wellbeing.

The good news is that having the right information can make a difference. This online resource is designed to provide you with good information about epilepsy and the kinds of information people with epilepsy find helpful for managing their psychosocial wellbeing.

Source: www.epilepsymichigan.org/page.php?id=361