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.

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Upcoming events

Events in East Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
May 2018

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 25 May

Meet the team

Drop in for a cuppa and a chat in our Dementia Café, meet a member of the Wellbeing for life team and see if we can make a difference in your life.

Greenhills Community Café, Wheatley Hill.  DH6 3JS

0191 372 8710

2pm-3.30pm

Friday 25 May

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 26 May

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 30 May

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.

5:00pm-6:10pm or 6:15pm-7:25pm

Wednesday 30 May

Meet the team

Drop in and have a chat with a member of the Wellbeing for life team and see if we can make a difference in your life.

The Pavilion Community Centre, Helford Rd, Peterlee SR8 1ER

0191 372 8710

9.30am-11.30am

Wednesday 30 May

Family Arts & Crafts Course

Parents and carers are invited to bring their children along to get creative together, learn new skills in a safe and welcoming environment on a weekly basis. Includes arts and crafts and baking!

Parents and carers must stay with children.

 

 

 

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

Paula Snowdon

Paula – 0191 569 3511

 

3.45pm-5.45pm

Thursday 31 May

Meet the team

Drop in and have a chat with a member of the Wellbeing for life team and see if we can make a difference in your life.

Easington Colliery Library, Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee , County Durham , SR8 3PN

0191 372 8710

10am-12pm

Thursday 31 May

Minds Matter

Do you feel like a peer support group would benefit you?

Covering a wide range of topics including anxiety, depression and recovery.

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

Leigh Dobie

Leigh, ldobie@nhs.net

1pm-3pm

Thursday 31 May

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 31 May

June 2018

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 01 June

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 02 June

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 06 June

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.

5:10pm - 6:10pm & 6:20pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday 06 June

Minds Matter

Do you feel like a peer support group would benefit you?

Covering a wide range of topics including anxiety, depression and recovery.

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

Leigh Dobie

Leigh, ldobie@nhs.net

1pm-3pm

Thursday 07 June

Family Arts & Crafts Course

Parents and carers are invited to bring their children along to get creative together, learn new skills in a safe and welcoming environment on a weekly basis. Includes arts and crafts and baking!

Parents and carers must stay with children.

 

 

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

Paula Snowdon

Paula – 0191 569 3511

 

3.45pm-5.45pm

Thursday 07 June

East Durham Connect

Come along and help us create a community sensory garden.

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

 

 

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

Will Maddison

Will Maddison, 07768917571

 

1pm - 5pm (every Thursday)

Thursday 07 June

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 08 June

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 09 June

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 13 June

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
May 2018

Walking Group

Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to become more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Meet at the venue to take in local areas bring comfortable footwear, waterproofs and water

South Moor Excelsior Club

Greenlands,

Stanley

DH9 7QJ

Diane Taylor

Every Wednesday

For more information contact 07789486736

17:30

Wednesday 30 May

June 2018

Walking Group

Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to become more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Meet at the venue to take in local areas bring comfortable footwear, waterproofs and water

South Moor Excelsior Club

Greenlands,

Stanley

DH9 7QJ

Diane Taylor

Every Wednesday

For more information contact 07789486736

17:30

Wednesday 06 June

Walking Group

Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to become more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Meet at the venue to take in local areas bring comfortable footwear, waterproofs and water

South Moor Excelsior Club

Greenlands,

Stanley

DH9 7QJ

Diane Taylor

Every Wednesday

For more information contact 07789486736

17:30

Wednesday 13 June

Walking Group

Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to become more active, lose weight and become healthier. Meet at the venue to take in local areas bring comfortable footwear, waterproofs and water.

South Moor Excelsior Club

Greenlands

Stanley

DH9 7QJ

Diane Taylor

Every Wednesday

For more information contact 07789486736

17:30

Wednesday 20 June

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 21 June

Walking Group

Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to become more active, lose weight and become healthier. Meet at the venue to take in local areas bring comfortable footwear, waterproofs and water.

South Moor Excelsior Club

Greenlands

Stanley

DH9 7QJ

Diane Taylor

Every Wednesday

For more information contact 07789486736

17:30

Wednesday 27 June

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 28 June