These tips are based on research by The New Economics Foundation (NEF) and taken up by Public Health Wales. The 5 Ways to Wellbeing consider how to improve everyone’s mental well-being throughout life. Evidence suggests that a small improvement in wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help people to flourish
With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours, at home, work, school or within your local community.
Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.
Join one of our wellbeing groups. These are informal community-based meetings where everyone is welcome to come and share a cuppa and get to know others. A chance to make friends and to give and get support from other like you.
Go for a walk or run. Step outside and cycle. Play a game. Do some gardening. Dance.
Exercising makes you feel good. By discovering a physical activity you enjoy and suits your level of mobility and fitness, it will improve your mood and feelings of wellbeing.
Join the Changing Gear Cycling programme. Changing Gear aims to introduce groups of people to the benefits of cycling who would not normally cycle or exercise. The classes are held at Pedal Power in Pontcanna but ECLP will provide free transport.
Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends.
Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.
Why not take a look around one of your local community gardens or event get involved.
There are community gardens in Rumney, St Mellons and Trowbridge.
The St Mellons garden is award winning! So whether you fancy doing a bit of digging or planting or just want to pop along for a cuppa, you’ll get a warm welcome.
Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food.
Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
ECLP run regular, free course in your community. Some of the courses we have run are Sewing, Cake Decoration, DIY, English, Maths and more.
Some of our Participants have even gone on to study at university after starting out on our community courses.
If they don’t appeal to you why not get in contact and see how we can support you to find a course that’s suitable for you.
Stressed? Why not come along to one of our Stress Control courses. The course teaches you practical tools that will help you control your stress. This summer they are running in St Mellons and Llanedeyrn.
Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger.
Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.
There are lots of ways you can get involved in your community through volunteering. From litter picking to event organising, there’s something for everyone.
Read about some of our volunteer stories here.
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