Five ways to wellbeing

What is wellbeing?

Wellbeing is about feeling good and doing (or functioning) well.

Feeling good

Feelings of happiness, contentment, enjoyment, curiosity and engagement are characteristic of someone who has a positive experience of their life.

Functioning well

Experiencing positive relationships, having some control over one’s life and having a sense of purpose are all important attributes of wellbeing.

Wellbeing is important for everyone – including you!

What are the five ways to wellbeing?

Five Ways to Wellbeing in Warwickshire draws on evidence developed by the New Economics Foundation (2008).

Building Wellbeing Into Your Daily Life

Looking at this website is a great start to thinking about your wellbeing and building the ways to wellbeing into your daily life.

There are various ideas for different ways that you can build the ways to wellbeing into your daily life in each section of the website: Be active, Connect, Give, Keep learning and Take notice.

Make a pledge to to doing something positive for your own wellbeing. Even small things can enhance your wellbeing: whether it’s getting out and about, doing a good deed, or learning to do something new.

Wellbeing for Warwickshire

Wellbeing for Warwickshire can support you to build the ways to wellbeing into your daily life. Staff have a range of resources to encourage and support you to make a pledge for your wellbeing. They can also provide information, a listening ear, practical support, sign-posting and a range of other services and support that may help to enhance mental health and wellbeing.

Five Ways to Wellbeing community provides talks, workshops, events, resources and can also support groups or organisations to promote Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Please contact the service directly for further information 02477 712288 or

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Support and Services

Your mental health and wellbeing is really important, and can be improved. If you are struggling to cope or feeling low, don’t wait for things to get too much.

There are a range of mental health and wellbeing services and support available across Warwickshire that can help you to improve your wellbeing and support you during difficult times.

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