5 ways to wellbeing

5 ways to wellbeing 2019-05-24T17:20:18+00:00

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We all take steps to look after our physical health, whether it is eating healthy or simply brushing our teeth. But when was the last time you took care of your mental wellbeing? We are inviting you to take a pledge to look after your mental wellbeing,ย using the โ€˜5 ways to wellbeingโ€™ as your guide:

  1. Connect with the people around me
  2. Be active in a way that suits me and that I enjoy
  3. Take notice and be mindful of my surroundings
  4. Keep learning new skills and developing myself
  5. Give what I can whether it is my time or simply a random act of kindness

While a focus on these steps has been shown to have a positive impact on mental wellbeing, how you apply them to your life is up to you!

For ideas on easy steps you could take select one of the 5 ways above or make your pledge now…

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I pledge to look after my mental wellbeing in the same I would my physical health.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nicki Nicki wrote on 26th May 2019 at 4:13 pm:
I want to feel better about myself and my wellbeing. I pledge to walk to work more often and to take time to notice my surroundings. Also to stop and talk to people more often - especially people I don't know or haven't seen for a while.
I want to feel better about myself and my wellbeing. I pledge to walk to work more often and to take time to notice my surroundings. Also to stop and talk to people more often - especially people I don't know or haven't seen for a while.
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Kevin Kevin wrote on 20th May 2019 at 12:30 pm:
I pledge to physically wind down from some community activities I have been involved in as having too many impact on my time management resulting in not only a poorer quality of life for myself specifically considering work-life balance but also in the energy and concentration I can offer those groups. I need to specify where I can be of most benefit including in my home life which has often been put in second place!
I pledge to physically wind down from some community activities I have been involved in as having too many impact on my time management resulting in not only a poorer quality of life for myself specifically considering work-life balance but also in the energy and concentration I can offer those groups. I need to specify where I can be of most benefit including in my home life which has often been put in second place!
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Liz Liz wrote on 20th May 2019 at 11:03 am:
I am making this pledge to look after my mental well-being by being more active on a daily basis and at weekends being out in the countryside. This will help me to focus on my wellbeing and be beneficial to my young child.
I am making this pledge to look after my mental well-being by being more active on a daily basis and at weekends being out in the countryside. This will help me to focus on my wellbeing and be beneficial to my young child.
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Rake Rake wrote on 17th May 2019 at 5:03 pm:
I care about the well being of my family, friends, students and co-workers... actually, everyone! ...and I realise that it's unreasonable to expect them to take care of themselves unless I am willing to do the same for myself. Whether you have a faith or not I think it would be folly not to believe life is miraculous. Although I sometimes struggle (as we all do) I want to take this pledge to help remind me to value what I have. I want no drop of joy, beauty or kindness to go unnoticed, no opportunity for growth missed, so that when the challenges come I am able to take them in my stride, and support others when they need it.
I care about the well being of my family, friends, students and co-workers... actually, everyone! ...and I realise that it's unreasonable to expect them to take care of themselves unless I am willing to do the same for myself. Whether you have a faith or not I think it would be folly not to believe life is miraculous. Although I sometimes struggle (as we all do) I want to take this pledge to help remind me to value what I have. I want no drop of joy, beauty or kindness to go unnoticed, no opportunity for growth missed, so that when the challenges come I am able to take them in my stride, and support others when they need it.
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Astrid Astrid wrote on 17th May 2019 at 4:18 pm:
I am pledging to continue to be actively involved in village life through membership of the village choir and fete committee which provides valuable social networks and contributions to the local community. My involvement benefits my mental wellbeing as well as giving benefit and pleasure to others.
I am pledging to continue to be actively involved in village life through membership of the village choir and fete committee which provides valuable social networks and contributions to the local community. My involvement benefits my mental wellbeing as well as giving benefit and pleasure to others.
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For support with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions contactย Changing Minds IAPT.ย Under 18? Visitย CAMHS Live
For a range of other mental health support visit Mental Health Northants Collaboration or Northamptonshire Healthcare
Are you finding everyday tasks more difficult? Contactย Supporting Independence.

Suicidal thoughts? Call 111 or the Samaritans on 116 123.ย You can also visit a Crisis Cafe – available across the county

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