A healthy mind is as important as a healthy body for your overall wellbeing.
Like physical fitness, you can strengthen your psychological health in lots of small day-to-day ways. The "5 ways to Wellbeing" initiative introduces you to five simple and effective ways to improve your psychological and emotional health.
Deni MHAG is challenging and supporting the community to do the #Deni5in5 challenge during the month of October.
You join the challenge by doing at least ONE new activity or action that fits in with the theme for the week.
Each week in Mental Health Month try one of these simple ways to strengthen your health and wellbeing.
Social relationships are important to build and maintain for our wellbeing. We need both relationships which are strong and deep, with people such as family and friends, and broad relationships that provide a sense of familiarity, connectedness and belonging.
Try one of these simple ways to connect with those around you
Being active can increase your good moods, keep your body healthy, increase your muscle mass, increase your brain cells, improve how you feel about yourself and prevent or delay the onset of many illnesses.
Find physical activities that you enjoy and think about how you can do them every day.
Try one of these simple ways to keep your mind and body active
You can improve your wellbeing by being more aware of the world around you. Incorporating awareness into our everyday lives in simple ways can be very beneficial.
Try one of these simple ways to be more aware of the world around you
Learning is about challenging ourselves to do something in a different way to what we’ve done before. Learning can take many shapes and forms and you can learn in different environments. Set yourself a new challenge today and you will immediately see the rewards of achieving a new goal.
Try one of these simple ways to rekindle an interest or learn something new
Helping others makes us feel good. It gives us a sense of purpose and improves our self-worth. Whether large or small, helping others can make you feel happier and more satisfied with life, and strengthen or build your relationships with others.