Project 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Project 5 ‘ways to wellbeing’, is a fantastic project that enables older people (55+) to engage in the five principles of wellbeing in order to avoid loneliness and isolation.

Working in partnership with local Registered Social Landlords (RSL’s) we deliver a range of activities that are co-designed with older people.

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Below are five things that, according to research, can really help to boost our mental wellbeing:

  • Connect – connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. Learn more in Connect for mental wellbeing.
  • Be active – you don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life. Learn more in Get active for mental wellbeing.
  • Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike? Find out more in Learn for mental wellbeing.
  • Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks. Learn more in Give for mental wellbeing.
  • Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges. Learn more in Mindfulness for mental wellbeing.

For more information on how to get involved in this project you can call Jayne Young on 01685 353 944.

Coffee mornings
Computers / IT taster sessions
Quizzes
Relaxation / pamper sessions
Crafts
Games
Armchair exercise
Wellbeing sessions
Lunch Clubs