FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING
Buckinghamshire Mind give some very simple ideas Buckinghamshire Mind – Five Ways To Wellbeing which are worth reading first. These steps do not require anything complicated but if you want some more ideas which you can apply locally then below the 5 steps are expanded to include ideas to help within Buckinghamshire.
1. CONNECT WITH OTHER PEOPLE
From Buckinghamshire Council
The Buckinghamshire online directory is a great resource which gives a list with contact details for many activities in Buckinghamshire, which includes something for all people, catering for different interests, ages and locations. All you do is put you post code into the search box and it lists activities, starting with those closest to you Find activities, groups and services near you | Buckinghamshire Council.
From Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies
A group course on “Building Self Esteem” which will help with social interactions (available to anyone over 18) Courses and groups – NHS Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies
For further information on social support (including local support) see under
Find activities, groups and services near you
You will find other searchable websites not covered above for activities and groups across Buckinghamshire under
2. BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
This does not need to be vigorous but just increasing our physical activity from our present baseline is a helpful start. However, if you want further ideas locally these can be found under
3. LEARN NEW SKILLS
This does not need to be anything too challenging but ideas include learning to cook something new, a DIY project, starting a hobby, or undertaking a course. There is support locally for a range of learning activities which can be found under
This includes the Bucks online directory which can be a good place to start looking for learning opportunities close to you.
4. GIVE TO OTHERS
This does not need to be dramatic actions but includes simple acts of generosity such as helping friends and family out. If you do want to do more than simple actions there are many local opportunities for volunteering including:
From Community Impact Bucks
I want to volunteer I Want to Volunteer – Community Impact Bucks
There is more information on volunteering under:
5. PAY ATTENTION TO THE PRESENT MOMENT (MINDFULNESS)
From the NHS
Mindfulness Mindfulness – NHS