Five ways to foster wellbeing in the community

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By looking after your own mental health you  not only experience greater wellbeing but you positively influence the social environment for others and so help entire the community.  This is a win-win for us all.  How do we make this happen- the evidence says
  • Connect – with others , invest time developing this key part of your life
  • Be active- go for a walk, exercise
  • Take notice- practice mindfulness by being curious and not judgmental
  • Keep Learning- there is always something  new to learn
  • Give- do something nice for someone else

[Source : The Five Ways to Wellbeing- a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving  the wellbeing of the whole population and also mental health. These ideas were developed by nef (the new economics foundation].