Joined Up Careers are promoting the five steps to improve your mental health and wellbeing during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The five steps are:
1. Connect with other people
Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. They can:
2. Be physically active
Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence also shows it can improve your mental wellbeing by:
3. Learn new skills
Research shows that learning new skills can also improve your mental wellbeing by:
4. Give to others
Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing by:
It could be small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones like volunteering in your local community.
Some examples of the things you could try include:
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.
Some people call this awareness ‘mindfulness’. Mindfulness can help you enjoy life more and understand yourself better. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
Mental Health Support Line
Joined Up Care Derbyshire wellbeing support for the public during Covid-19
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