5 Ways to Wellbeing
Getting your 'five a day' for mental health and wellbeing
Don't you agree that there are some days when you 'feel good' and other days when you don't?
There are lots of free and meaningful things that we can all do everyday that will improve our mental health and wellbeing.
The five ways to wellbeing, developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), are a set of evidence-based actions which promote wellbeing.
Try some of the below to connect with other people in the Stroud district:
- Visit one of the Community Hubs in the district
- Connect with others on a walk with Strolling in the Stroud district
It is recommended by NHS England that adults aged 19 and over should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, such as fast walking or cycling, a week.
There are different ways you can be active in the district, such as:
- Strolling in the Stroud district
- Visiting your local Leisure Centre (The Pulse, Stratford Park Leisure Centre)
- Discover fantastic wildlife at Slimbridge Wetlands Centre
- Look at the snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Gardens
- Take time out for yourself and learn a new skill at Hawkwood Centre for future thinking
- Sign up for a course at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
- See what's on offer at Gloucestershire Libraries
- Learn about Stroud's history by visiting the Museum in the Park
- Cook a new recipe from Change4Life
- Support local charities by signing up to the Lucky Severn Lottery
- Donate or buy furniture from the Stroud District Furniture Bank
- Donate or buy everyday essentials to support local families in need at Stroud District Kids Stuff
- Volunteer and support local charities like Longfield Hospice Care, GL11 Community Hub, Stroud Foodbank
These are just a few ideas that we came up with. If you've got any other ideas, why don't you create your own 'five ways to wellbeing' where you live? Feel free to share it with us!