Introducing our new Five Ways to Wellbeing Programme - Cornwall Mind

Introducing our new Five Ways to Wellbeing Programme

Take control of your mental health and wellbeing!

We are very excited to introduce our new Five Ways to Wellbeing programme.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing is a set of evidence-based public mental health messages, developed by New Economics Foundation, aimed at improving the mental health of the public.

What’s it all about? – A free, 8 week, face to face programme, based around the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Connect, keep learning, give, take notice and be active

Our programme will be facilitated and supported by Cornwall Mind staff and volunteers. The sessions will be fun, varied and informal. 

What can I expect? – You will learn about each of the Five Ways, and how you can incorporate them into everyday life. It’s a friendly, no pressure group, with plenty of time for chatting over a cuppa too!

How could it help my wellbeing? – Making small changes to your lifestyle can help to build your resilience so that you are better prepared to deal with everyday life, as well as difficult situations. This can help you to stay well and feel good about yourself. It’s about finding something that works for you in your day-to-day life. Our programmes also provide social contact, opportunities for friendship, and access to peer and professional support.

When? – Every Thursday 10am-12 for 8 weeks, starting in Redruth on Thursday 30th June.

How do I sign up?- It’s easy – to refer yourself or someone else, please just send us an email and we will put you in touch with our wellbeing team. 

Email us at: info@cornwallmind.org 

Call 01208 892855

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Connect
Connect with people at home, at work, or in your community. Having social relationships is critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental health problems for people of all ages.

Keep learning
Try something new or rediscover an old interest. Lifelong learning can help to enhance self-esteem and encourage social interaction, as well as a more active life. The practice of setting goals, at work or outside of work, has been strongly associated with higher levels of wellbeing.

Give
While a lot has been written about the benefits of giving, most of us don’t realise the impact of this or acknowledge what we regularly give on a day to day basis. Stop and think of all the ways that you already give, such as that smile to a stranger or your seat on a bus. Reflect on the impact of your gift and experience the feel-good factor.

Take notice
Take some time to be mindful of the present. During busy times it’s easy to get lost in thought. Reminding yourself to take notice of your surroundings can strengthen and broaden awareness. It can also allow you to make positive choices based on your values and motivations.

Be active
Find a physical activity you enjoy. Regular exercise is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. Even the smallest activity can have a positive impact. If you can, spend ten minutes a day gently raising your heart and breathing rate to benefit both your physical and mental health.

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