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The Well-being

The World Health Organization describes ‘well-being’ as a “resource for healthy living” and “positive state of health” that is “more than the absence of an illness "and enables us to function well: psychologically, physically, emotionally, and socially.

In other words, well-being is described as “enabling people to develop their potential, work productively and creatively, form positive relationships with others and meaningfully contribute to the community” (Foresight Mental Capital and Well-being Project 2008).

The importance of Well-being

We all know the importance of family well-being, as it is the foundation for quality of life of the children. What happens to the child has effects on the whole family. If things are not going well for the child, whether it is at school, with a service provider or in the community, it impacts the well-being of everyone in the household. On the other hand, when things are going well for families, everyone can be who they are and have a sense of their place. The quality of family life matters for all members of the family.

What you will learn

After completing this learning unit, we want participants to be able to:

 Understand the notion of family well-being.

 Appreciate the role of families in communities and societies more.

  Understand the importance of parental/family well-being in a family with a disabled child.

 Be able to increase their well-being level and/or know where to turn for support.


Work Methodology

- Bibliographic research

- Study Context (Introduction to the Module)

- Theoretical development of contents using support tools (videos, links, author texts analysis, exercises, etc.)

- Practical activities

- Final assessment questionnaire

This learning unit is planned to be completed in 3 or 4 hours. You can do it at your own pace.


You do not need to have any prior knowledge to take part in this learning unit.

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Family and community inclusion