Five steps to mental wellbeing

The NHS has created a wonderful ‘five steps to mental wellbeing graphic’, which does a brilliant job of helping us stay calm, balanced and centred during these tricky times.


Connect with the people around you – with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours – at home, work, school or in your local community.
Think of your life and invest time in developing these relationships. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

Ask yourself:


Keep learning

Try something new… Rediscover an old interest… Sign up for that course… Take on a different responsibility at work… Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food… Set a challenge you enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

Ask yourself:


Be active

Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Ask yourself:



Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, as linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

Ask yourself:


Take notice

Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

Ask yourself:


The full NHS piece can be seen at:

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