5 steps to improve your mental wellbeing

1. Connect with people

Good relationships are vital for your mental wellbeing. They can help you build a sense of belonging and self-worth, whilst providing a source of emotional support.

2. Be physically active

Being active is not only good for your physical health but it can boost your mental wellbeing and raise your self-esteem as you achieve challenges. The release of endorphins when exercising can instantly improve your mood. Choose something you enjoy and make it part of your daily routine.

3. Learn new skills

Can help boost your self-confidence and self-esteem, giving you a sense of achievement. This could be a new hobby, a course or something as simple as cooking a new meal.

4. Give to others

Acts of kindness for others make us feel better. It can create positive feelings and a sense of reward. Saying thank you, surprising a friend or volunteering your time to others are all rewarding and will give you a purpose or why not make a donation to us here.

5. Take notice and practice mindfulness

Take notice of your feelings, be mindful of your thoughts and approach challenges with confidence. Reflecting on your experiences will help you to appreciate life. Every day think of three things you are grateful for.

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