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5 Ways to wellbeing

In Hull we have worked collectively with our communities, and with our health and social care colleagues to understand what you think locally. The outcome of our work has highlighted the following key areas, detailed below that we can all consider improving our general mental wellbeing.

Connect

It is important that you connect with the people around you:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Colleagues
  • neighbours

It is always a good idea to discuss with the people around you how you are feeling as they maybe things they can do to help. Sometimes just having a shoulder to lean on can help you to feel supported and less alone.

Be active

You don't have to go to the gym. They are lots of activities that you can take part in no matter what your activity levels maybe. Take a walk, go for a bike ride take up gardening or join an arts and crafts class. Find a hobby that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.

Find out more about staying active here 

Search for a local exercise activity or sports club here

Keep learning

Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence.

Find out more about learning and training here 

Give

Even the smallest act can count whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering with local groups and organisations, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.

Find out more about volunteering here

Take notice

Be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.

Last reviewed: 11/02/2019