and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. ~WHO 1948"
Five steps to mental wellbeing
Mental wellbeing where we are able to develop our full potential, work productively and creatively, build strong and positive relationships with others and contribute to our community. When you feel good in both mind and body, you can enjoy life to the full and cope with the usual stresses of everyday life.
Research suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.
Try one of these or al of them, see if this makes a difference in how you experience your life.
CONNECT – connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend some time developing these these relationships.
BE ACTIVE – Go for a walk, join a gym, go cycling or play a game of football, join a dancing class.
KEEP LEARNING – Learning keeps your mind active and builds a sense of achievement and confidence. You could learn a new language, an instrument, a new dance or a new skill.
GIVE TO OTHERS – Check on an elderly neighbour, volunteer with a group whose ideals you agree with, take an extra step towards another offering kindness. All can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.
BE AWARE – Notice whats happening in the present moment. Notice your feelings and how your body feels, notice your environment. All this can positively change the way you feel about life.