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Five Ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of practical actions aimed at improving our mental health and wellbeing. They were developed by the New Economics Foundation from evidence gathered in the Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project (2008).  

They suggest five simple things we can all do to give our wellbeing a boost: 

We are encouraged to think about how often we do these five actions – on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Think about your life over the past few days, and when you last:

  1. Took real notice of the things around you
  2. Connected with someone important to you or perhaps someone you don’t know
  3. Were physically active
  4. Learned something new
  5. Gave something of value to someone else – this could be in the form of giving your time, or something of material value

Often, everyday situations can allow us to do more than one of the Five Ways in one go.

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