‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ is like ‘5 a day’ fruit and veg but for our mental health! Check out the animation created by young people in Rochdale on what 5 Ways to Wellbeing mean to them.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Connect with the people around you – at home, at school or college and in your local community. Talk to friends, family or even pets. Spend time socialising! Join a local youth group or sports club. Take up a new hobby – dancing, youth theatre, a martial art.
Regular exercise makes us feel good. Find a physical activity you enjoy – anything from football to swimming to Zumba to yoga to mountain climbing. Going for a walk or run helps you to de-stress. Try anything that gets you out of your head and into your body!
Doing something nice for someone else boosts our self worth and our own happiness. Being there for a friend or family member, volunteering in your community or joining a campaign is rewarding and helps you to connect with others and feel part of something bigger.