Looking after yourself

5 steps to mental wellbeing

  1. Connect with other people: Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing.
  2. Be physically active: Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence also shows it can also improve your mental wellbeing.
  3. Learn new skills: Research shows that learning new skills can also improve your mental wellbeing
  4. Give to others: Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing. 
  5. Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness): Paying more attention to the present moment can improve your mental wellbeing. This includes your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Why not try one of our relaxation techniques or listen to a podcast.

 For more information and tips on the 5 ways to wellbeing visit the NHS Choices website.  

Community services

Find out more about local community services near you that offer information, advice, and tools to help keep a healthy mind. 

Wellbeing and Recovery College

For a wide range of courses designed to build new skills at any point on your journey. Visit the wellbeing and recovery college website for more information. 

Become a Trust Volunteer

Volunteering is associated with improved wellbeing, increased happiness, an easing of depression and anxiety and better physical health. Volunteers also experience feeling less lonely which can support those going through life transitions like bereavement and retirement for connected reasons.

Find out more about the Trust’s volunteering opportunities or email Kate Richards, Volunteer Co-Ordinator at Kathryn.richards3@nhs.net