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/
Or, take the One You quiz to get your Mind Plan https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
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