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.

If you’re concerned or confused about your emotions, take a look as the NHS Mood Zone site. Take some tests and find out more information through this site if you’re nervous to make an appointment with your GP.  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

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Upcoming events

Events in East Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
October 2019

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 16 October

Chairobics

Improve your fitness and mobility in our fun, chair-based exercise class.  All abilities welcome, over 18’s only.  £1.00 tutor/venue charge

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

Mick Killeen

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

11am - 12pm

Wednesday 16 October

Creative Writing and Crafts

Come along to a friendly, comfortable environment where you can share your creativity with like-minded others.

Every Friday

£2.00 per session.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee SR8 3EX

Jaynie Dixon-Hand

Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710

 

1pm-2:30pm

Friday 18 October

Yoga

Feeling stressed?  Want to do a calming workout?  Then give our yoga class a try.  £3.00 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 & 6:20pm - 7:30pm

Saturday 19 October

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 23 October

Chairobics

Improve your fitness and mobility in our fun, chair-based exercise class.  All abilities welcome, over 18’s only.  £1.00 tutor/venue charge

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

Mick Killeen

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

11am - 12pm

Wednesday 23 October

Creative Writing and Crafts

Come along to a friendly, comfortable environment where you can share your creativity with like-minded others.

Every Friday

£2.00 per session.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee SR8 3EX

 

 

 

 

 

Jaynie Dixon-Hand

Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710

 

1pm-2:30pm

Friday 25 October

Yoga

Feeling stressed?  Want to do a calming workout?  Then give our yoga class a try.  £3.00 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 October

Stroke Support Group

A friendly group offering people who have experienced a stroke a chance to meet and share experiences. Meets fortnightly.

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

 

Healthworks Reception, 0191 372 8710

 

1:30pm -3:30pm

Monday 28 October

Chairobics

Improve your fitness and mobility in our fun, chair-based exercise class.  All abilities welcome, over 18’s only.  £1.00 tutor/venue charge.

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

Mick Killeen

Healthworks Reception – 0191 372 8710

11.00 - 12.00 noon

Wednesday 30 October

November 2019

Creative Writing and Crafts

Come along to a friendly, comfortable environment where you can share your creativity with like-minded others.

Every Friday

£2.00 per session.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee SR8 3EX

 

Jaynie Dixon-Hand

Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710

 

 

 

1.00pm - 2.30pm

Friday 01 November

Yoga

Feeling stressed?  Want to do a calming workout?  Then give our yoga class a try.  £3.00 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 November

Chairobics

Improve your fitness and mobility in our fun, chair-based exercise class.  All abilities welcome, over 18’s only.  £1.00 tutor/venue charge

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

Mick Killeen

Healthworks Reception – 0191 372 8710

11.00 - 12.00 noon

Wednesday 06 November

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 venue/tutor charge.

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

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1pm - 4pm

Wednesday 06 November

Creative Writing and Crafts

Come along to a friendly, comfortable environment where you can share your creativity with like-minded others.

Every Friday

£2.00 per session.

 

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee SR8 3EX

Jaynie Dixon-Hand


Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710

1pm-2:30pm

Friday 08 November

Yoga

Feeling stressed?  Want to do a calming workout?  Then give our yoga class a try.  £3.00 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 November

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 November

Creative Writing and Crafts

Come along to a friendly, comfortable environment where you can share your creativity with like-minded others.

Every Friday

£2.00 per session.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee SR8 3EX

 

Jaynie Dixon-Hand


Healthworks Reception on 0191 372 8710

1pm-2:30pm

Friday 15 November

Yoga

Feeling stressed?  Want to do a calming workout?  Then give our yoga class a try.  £3.00 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 16 November

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Have you got any questions, do you want an opportunity to chat to others, providing support and sharing experiences in a comfortable environment?  None judgemental.  Takes place the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

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

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1pm - 3pm

Tuesday 19 November

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
October 2019

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 17 October

Wellbeing for Life Social Group

Meeting up with friends and new people in a friendly environment and enjoying group games and events such as Bowls, Bingo and Quizzes along with a chat over a cuppa.

Stanley Bowls Centre

Front Street

Stanley

DH9 0HU

Caroline Cranston & Laura Hood

07826 530 851

07826 884 693

0800 8766 887

Every Thursday

10:30-12:30

Thursday 17 October

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 24 October

Wellbeing for Life Social Group

Meeting up with friends and new people in a friendly environment and enjoying group games and events such as Bowls, Bingo and Quizzes along with a chat over a cuppa.

Stanley Bowls Centre

Front Street

Stanley

DH9 0HU

Caroline Cranston & Laura Hood

07826 530 851

07826 884 693

0800 8766 887

Every Thursday

10:30-12:30

Thursday 24 October