5 ways to wellbeing
You’re on your way to better mental wellbeing, that ability to cope with what daily life throws at you - whether it’s a bad day at work, an argument with a friend, losing your job or someone you love. 5 Ways to Wellbeing is a mini checklist to ensure that in your daily life you have experiences that help you bounce back from life's knocks. Have a think - have you done at least one of these things this week?
Connected with someone? Chatted meaningfully with a friend? Met new people? Learnt something new? Read a fascinating book or learned how to dance from a video online? Been active? Got out of breath or felt your heart beat faster for at least 30 minutes? Noticed something amazing? Spent time just looking at a stunning view, appreciated the beauty of a flower, or just people watched?! Given anything? Your time, a helping hand, a smile to someone that looked like they needed it?
If you’ve answered “No” to any of these and want to fill those gaps, but don’t know where to start, check out these local opportunities, sort by location to find out what’s near to you.
If you’re struggling for ideas and inspiration, think back in time. What did you like doing as a child? How did you spend your time? Or, what do you dream of doing if you had more time or when you retire? Did you always want to paint, help your community, spend time in the countryside?
Mental health or mental wellbeing – what’s the difference?
Even people with a mental health illness can have positive mental wellbeing. On the flip side people who aren’t diagnosed with a mental health illness can have negative mental wellbeing, which obviously increases their chances of experiencing mental ill-health.
If you are struggling with your mental health visit our website here for more help.
If you think we’re missing something great in your community ask the organiser of the group to add their details to this website.