Things to do in your everyday life to help you feel good

Scientific evidence points to the five steps that we can take to improve our mental wellbeing. Give the Five Ways to Wellbeing a go with an open mind, and see the results for yourself. Following these five steps can help improve your wellbeing and health. Follow the link below for further information.

Five actions to wellbeing: Connect, Be active, Take notice, Keep learning, Give

Maintaining wellbeing and resilience

Well-being incorporates a broad bio-psycho-social approach that includes physical, mental and social health.  In the workplace employee health and wellbeing is influenced by three key elements: leadership, culture and communication.

All of us have the same basic need for social support, physical safety, health, and a feeling we are able to cope with life.  

Resilience is a term that is often used to mean ‘bouncing back from a terrible event’ or ‘having strength to cope’, or ‘being determined to see things through to the end’. All these meanings imply people being mentally strong, sufficiently strong to maintain a sense of well-being whilst facing challenges.  

A consistent theme among the range of definitions of resilience is a sense of adaptation, recovery and bounce back despite adversity or change. Resilience is typically thought of as a dynamic process which involves a personal negotiation through life that fluctuates across time, life stage and context.

Tips for maintaining personal resilience

  • Recognise and develop your signature strengths
  • Find a resilient role model
  • Develop cognitive flexibility
  • Develop positive attitudes and emotions
  • Find your sense of purpose
  • Look after your physical condition
  • Develop your skills and interests
  • Develop coping strategies and your support network – and make active use of them  Charney (2007)