Five ways to positive mental wellbeing

One in four adults experience at least one mental health problem in any one year. Mental health problems can lead to many problems. These include low mood and depression, anger, and anxiety. Luckily, there are steps we can all take to help improve and protect our mental well-being.

If you, or a loved one, are experiencing mental health problems, getting help and support is essential. There are several organisations that can help you – visit our web page on getting help with a mental health issue.

By taking a few simple steps we can all improve our mental well-being. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive, and able to get the most from life.

The five ways to well-being are:


Spending time developing relationships with loved ones will help boost your mental well-being.

Learn more about connecting for well-being.

Take notice

Being aware of the present moment will help boost your mental wellbeing. This includes:

  • your thoughts and feelings
  • your body
  • your family and friends
  • the world around you will help boost your mental well-being

Learn more about taking notice and being mindful.

Be active

Finding an activity that you enjoy and making it a part of your life will help boost your mental well-being.

Learn more about getting active for mental well-being for mental well-being.


Even the smallest act, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word, or a larger act such as volunteering will help boost your mental well-being.

Learn more about giving to others.

Keep learning

Learning new skills can bring a sense of accomplishment, confidence, and boost your mental wellbeing. This can be anything from learning how to cook, about your family history, or even a new language.

Learn more about you can keep learning.

Making positive changes can lower the risk of mental health problems, leading to a better quality of life. This includes stress, anxiety, and depression.

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