Five ways to improve your mental wellbeing
Five Ways to Wellbeing are evidence based actions offering simple things you can do in your everyday life to boost your wellbeing.
Connect to others
Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships.
You can find community groups in your area here
Be more active
Being active doesn’t just keep you physically fit - it can also improve your mental wellbeing. You can keep active in lots of different ways. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.
Find activities in your community here
There are lots of different ways to bring learning into your life, you could try a new experience or learn a new skill. Learning can boost your self-confidence, self-esteem and help you to connect with others. This video explains more.
'Reading Well for mental health' lists books that can help with managing mental health conditions, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. You can borrow them from you local library as actual books, e-books or audiobooks. Find the Bradford libraries link here.
Books that can help with managing mental health conditions, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. You can borrow them from you local library as actual books, e-books or audiobooks. Many of these are available from Bradford libraries, and you can find a link here
Give to others
Acts of giving and kindness can help to improve your mental wellbeing. Small things like a smile, a thank you or a kind word can really make a difference. Activities like volunteering at your local community centre can also help you to build new social networks.
More information on volunteering can be found here
It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice what is happening around you. Being more aware of the present moment, your thoughts, feelings and the world around you is sometimes referred to as ‘mindfulness’. Taking some time to reflect can help your mental wellbeing, positively changing the way you feel about life and how you approach new challenges.
More information about mindfulness can be found here