Improving Mental Wellbeing

The Wellbeing for Life team can support you to improve your mental wellbeing.

Your mental health is important. Some mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, are common. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.  If you have such an illness, it’s important to get the right treatment. However, there’s more to good mental health than avoiding or treating mental illness. There is also positive mental wellbeing.

Mental wellbeing is important as we all want to feel good about ourselves and the world around us, and be able to get the most from our lives. There is also evidence that good mental wellbeing is important for our physical health, and that it can help us achieve the goals we set for ourselves.

Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of mental wellbeing. Self-esteem and self-confidence are, too. So is a feeling that you can do the things you want to do. Mental wellbeing can take many different forms, but a useful description is feeling good and functioning well. Our team will work with you to increase confidence and self-esteem and engage with the community around you.

Having good mental wellbeing does not mean that you will never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult. But it does mean that you feel you have the resilience to cope when times are tougher than usual.

Take these five steps to improve your mental wellbeing today. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from your life. It is definitely worth a try so keep an open mind

  • Connect – connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships.
  • Be active – you don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find the activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.
  • Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?
  • Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.
  • Take notice – be more aware of the present moment, including your feelings and thoughts, your body and the world around you. Enjoy the simple things in life.

Get in touch on 0800 8766887

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Upcoming events

Events in East Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
August 2018

East Durham Connect

Come along and help us create a community sensory garden.

Develop or learn new skills as you enjoy the fresh air.

 

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Will Maddison

Will Maddison, 07768917571

 

1pm - 5pm (every Thursday))

Thursday 23 August

Get Connected

A safe space for those with mental health issues to socialise and enjoy themselves.  Meets weekly

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Will Maddison

Please register your interest via Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710 as places are limited

12:30pm-2:30pm

Friday 24 August

Yoga

Feeling stressed?  Want to do a calming workout?  Then give our yoga class a try.  £2.50 tutor/venue charge

 

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Jan Burnham




To book your place, please ring Healthworks Reception on Monday morning after 8:30am – 0191 372 8710

9:30am-10:30am

Saturday 25 August

East Durham Connect

Come along and help us create a community sensory garden.

Develop or learn new skills as you enjoy the fresh air.

 

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Will Maddison

Will Maddison, 07768917571

 

1pm - 5pm (every Thursday))

Thursday 30 August

Get Connected

A safe space for those with mental health issues to socialise and enjoy themselves.  Meets weekly.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

12:30pm - 2pm

Friday 31 August

September 2018

Yoga

Feeling stressed?  Want to do a calming workout?  Then give our yoga class a try.  £2.50 tutor/venue charge

 

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Jan Burnham






To book your place, please ring Healthworks Reception on Monday morning after 8:30am – 0191 372 8710.

9:30am-10:30am

Saturday 01 September

Artworks

Are you interested in having fun and learning or improving your art skills?  Why not come along to our friendly group, all abilities welcome.  Over 18’s only.

£2.00 venue/tutor charge.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception – 0191 372 8710

1pm - 4pm

Wednesday 05 September

East Durham Connect

Come along and help us create a community sensory garden.

Develop or learn new skills as you enjoy the fresh air.

 

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Will Maddison

Will Maddison, 07768917571

 

1pm - 5pm (every Thursday)

Thursday 06 September

Get Connected

A safe space for those with mental health issues to socialise and enjoy themselves.  Meets weekly.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Please register your interest via Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710 as places are limited

12:30pm - 2pm

Friday 07 September

Yoga

Feeling stressed?  Want to do a calming workout?  Then give our yoga class a try.  £2.50 tutor/venue charge

 

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Jan Burnham




To book your place, please ring Healthworks Reception on Monday morning after 8:30am – 0191 372 8710.

9:30am – 10:30am

Saturday 08 September

Artworks

Are you interested in having fun and learning or improving your art skills?  Why not come along to our friendly group, all abilities welcome.  Over 18’s only.

£2.00 venue/tutor charge.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1pm - 4pm

Wednesday 12 September

Yoga

Feeling stressed?  Want to do a calming workout?  Then give our yoga class a try.  £2.50 tutor/venue charge

 

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Jan Burnham




To book your place, please ring Healthworks Reception on Monday morning after 8:30am – 0191 372 8710.

9:30am-10:30am

Saturday 15 September

Artworks

Are you interested in having fun and learning or improving your art skills?  Why not come along to our friendly group, all abilities welcome.  Over 18’s only.

£5.00 per month venue/tutor charge.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception – 0191 372 8710

1pm-4pm

Wednesday 19 September

Yoga

Feeling stressed?  Want to do a calming workout?  Then give our yoga class a try.  £2.50 tutor/venue charge

 

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Jan Burnham




To book your place, please ring Healthworks Reception on Monday morning after 8:30am – 0191 372 8710.

9:30am-10:30am

Saturday 22 September

Artworks

Are you interested in having fun and learning or improving your art skills?  Why not come along to our friendly group, all abilities welcome.  Over 18’s only.

£5.00 per month venue/tutor charge.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception -0191 372 8710

1pm-4pm

Wednesday 26 September

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
August 2018

Stepping up to Wellbeing

Gentle seated exercise for 45 mins and a free cupper for People living with Long Term Health Conditions.

You must be referred into the group; Please contact Team Lead or office for more information.

Community Room

Tesco Consett

Genesis Way, Consett

DH8 5XP

Susan Ashall

07833 482 316

0800 8766 887

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks

13:15 - 15:00

Tuesday 21 August

Seated exercise group

This session involves the delivery of a seated exercise programme to improve mobility and help clients to increase functionality and ultimately the ability to perform everyday tasks. Clients are encouraged to work to their own level of ability and there is an emphasis on FUN!

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

Beamish Court

Beamish St, Stanley DH9 8BJ

Julie Stobbart

07717 320 074

0800 8766 887

Runs every other Tuesday

10:30 - 11:30

Tuesday 21 August

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like-minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH87BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825 196 656

13:30 - 15:00

Thursday 23 August

Pick and Mix

with the Breast Cancer Friendship Group

Our Pick and Mix groups allow different topics of our service to be explored over a series of weeks to help develop your health, wellbeing & resilience.

It will include approaches to healthy eating, developing an active lifestyle and ways to destress. After which you can decide which area of your wellbeing you would like to concentrate on to give you a better general regime.

(Closed group)

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact the lead staff member or admin on 0800 8766 887)

St Patricks Church Hall

Victoria Rd, Consett DH8 5AX

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07825 196 656

0800 8766 887

Every Friday for 6 weeks

10:30 - 12:00

Friday 24 August

Stepping up to Wellbeing

Gentle seated exercise for 45 mins and a free cupper for People living with Long Term Health Conditions.

You must be referred into the group; Please contact Team Lead or office for more information.

Community Room

Tesco Consett

Genesis Way, Consett

DH8 5XP

Susan Ashall

07833 482 316

0800 8766 887

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks

13:15 - 15:00

Tuesday 28 August

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like-minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH87BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825 196 656

13:30 - 15:00

Thursday 30 August

September 2018

Suicide awareness / campaign

The WHO estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year. Up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. This means that there are many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life.

On World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September we’ll be raising awareness of support around this time, to help reach as many people as possible. You can join in too.

No matter how dark it may seem, how hopeless and lost you feel, there will always be someone who can help, so reach out, tell someone and never feel alone.

Out & about in Consett

Julie Stobbart & Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07717 320 074

07825 196 656

0800 8766 887

10:00 - 12:00

Monday 03 September

Suicide awareness / campaign

The WHO estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year. Up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. This means that there are many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life.

On World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September we’ll be raising awareness of support around this time, to help reach as many people as possible. You can join in too.

No matter how dark it may seem, how hopeless and lost you feel, there will always be someone who can help, so reach out, tell someone and never feel alone.

Out & about in Stanley town centre

Julie Stobbart & Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07717 320 074

07825 196 656

0800 8766 887

9:00 -10:15

Tuesday 04 September

Seated exercise group

This session involves the delivery of a seated exercise programme to improve mobility and help clients to increase functionality and ultimately the ability to perform everyday tasks. Clients are encouraged to work to their own level of ability and there is an emphasis on FUN!

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

Beamish Court

Beamish St, Stanley DH9 8BJ

Julie Stobbart

07717 320 074

0800 8766 887

Runs every other Tuesday

10:30 - 11:30

Tuesday 04 September

Stepping up to Wellbeing

Gentle seated exercise for 45 mins and a free cupper for People living with Long Term Health Conditions.

You must be referred into the group; Please contact Team Lead or office for more information.

Community Room

Tesco Consett

Genesis Way, Consett

DH8 5XP

Susan Ashall

07833 482 316

0800 8766 887

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks

13:15 - 15:00

Tuesday 04 September

Suicide awareness / campaign

The WHO estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year. Up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. This means that there are many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life.

On World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September we’ll be raising awareness of support around this time, to help reach as many people as possible. You can join in too.

No matter how dark it may seem, how hopeless and lost you feel, there will always be someone who can help, so reach out, tell someone and never feel alone.

Out & about in Durham

Diane Taylor & Jennie Cammidge

07789 486 736

07827 982 462

0800 8766 887

13:00 -15:00

Wednesday 05 September

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like-minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH87BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825 196 656

13:30 - 15:00

Thursday 06 September

Suicide awareness / campaign

The WHO estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year. Up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. This means that there are many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life.

On World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September we’ll be raising awareness of support around this time, to help reach as many people as possible. You can join in too.

No matter how dark it may seem, how hopeless and lost you feel, there will always be someone who can help, so reach out, tell someone and never feel alone.

Out & about in Consett – 10:00 – 12:00

Out & about in Durham – 13:00 – 16:00

Diane Taylor, Dawn Roe & volunteer Richard Piggott

07789 486 736

07827 981 736

0800 8766 887

Monday 10 September

Eat Wise & Socialise

Healthy eating isn’t about calorie counting, elimination diets or expensive ingredients….

It’s real ingredients and wiser food choices.

Join like-minded people to socialise and share the experience.

Burnhope Community Centre

Caroline Seymour & Diane Taylor

07826 884 699

07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks

13:30 - 14:30

Wednesday 12 September

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH8 7BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825196656

 

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Thursday 13 September

Seated exercise group

This session involves the delivery of a seated exercise programme to improve mobility and help clients to increase functionality and ultimately the ability to perform everyday tasks. Clients are encouraged to work to their own level of ability and there is an emphasis on FUN!

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

Beamish Court

Beamish St, Stanley DH9 8BJ

Julie Stobbart

07717 320 074

0800 8766 887

Runs every other Tuesday

10:30 - 11:30

Tuesday 18 September

Eat Wise & Socialise

Healthy eating isn’t about calorie counting, elimination diets or expensive ingredients….

It’s real ingredients and wiser food choices.

Join like-minded people to socialise and share the experience.

Burnhope Community Centre

Caroline Seymour & Diane Taylor

07826 884 699

07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks

13:30 - 14:30

Wednesday 19 September

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like-minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH8 7BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07825196656

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825196656

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Thursday 20 September

Eat Wise & Socialise

Healthy eating isn’t about calorie counting, elimination diets or expensive ingredients….

It’s real ingredients and wiser food choices.

Join like-minded people to socialise and share the experience.

Burnhope Community Centre

Caroline Seymour & Diane Taylor

07826 884 699

07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks

13:30 - 14:30

Wednesday 26 September

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like-minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH87BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825 196 656

13:30 - 15:00

Thursday 27 September