Cultural Models of Wellbeing

Health and wellness is a cultural concept because culture frames and shapes how we perceive the world and how we understand different experiences.

Culture may be defined as ethnicity, language, religion and spiritual beliefs, gender, socio-economic class, age, sexual orientation, geographic origin, group history, education, upbringing and life experience.

These factors mold who we are, who we relate/resonate with, and our life style choices.

They guide our decision making when seeking wellbeing initiatives and engaging with health and wellness providers. 

Some cultural models of health/wellbeing include:

Resources to help:

Things to do:

Supported by

Canterbury District Health Board
Canterbury Clinical Network
Ministry Of Education
Ministry Of Health