Six ways to improve wellbeing
Follow six simple steps to look after your mental health
Are you looking for ways to help someone improve their mood? The Wheel of Wellbeing is a really simple tool that can help reduce someone’s risk of depression. It’s made up of six easy steps which together can help lead happier lives. They are:
Mind: keep learning – this includes finding a new hobby and just starting something new.
Body: be active – small amounts of exercise can boost mental alertness, reduce stress and anxiety, as well as increase self-esteem.
Planet: care – this can include anything from recycling and reducing food waste, to turning off lights and getting on your bike.
Spirit: give – volunteering in free time or simply saying thank you all counts.
Place: take notice – people are more likely to understand themselves better if they pay attention to surroundings. Visit the NHS website to find out more about ‘mindfulness’.
People: connect – face to face interaction can improve mental health. After school and lunchtime activities are great ways for young people to stay connected.
For more information about ways to improve mental health and wellbeing, visit the Healthy Surrey website. See details about a forthcoming Wheel of Wellbeing workshop under the ‘Events’ section.