5 Ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing – ConnectBe ActiveTake NoticeKeep LearningGive – are simple and proven actions that schools can introduce to help their people find balance, build resilience and boost mental health and wellbeing.

They are a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population.

They were developed by New Economics Foundation as the result of a commission by Foresight, the UK Government’s futures think-tank, as part of the Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing. They are recommended by the NHS.

1. Connect

Strengthening relationships with others and feeling close to and valued by others, including at work, is critical to boosting wellbeing.
Be Active

2. Be Active

Being physically active, including
at work, improves physical health and can improve mood and wellbeing and decrease stress, depression and anxiety

3. Take Notice

Paying more attention to the present moment, to thoughts and feelings and to the world around, boosts our wellbeing.

Take Notice
keep Learning

4. Keep Learning

Being curious and seeking out new experiences at work and in life more generally positively stimulates the brain

5. Give

Carrying out acts of kindness, whether small or large, can increase happiness, life satisfaction and general sense of wellbeing.


5 Ways to Wellbeing and
the Guide to Life.

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