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Support for young people

How to look after your mental health

5 Ways to wellbeing

Evidence shows that there are 5 things we all need in our lives to improve our wellbeing. These are:

  • Connect: Connecting with other people and having people close to us who we can confide in

  • Be active: Physical activity is not just good for our bodies, it’s good for our minds too

  • Take notice: In our busy lives, we do not often take the time to relax and enjoy our surroundings. Being mindful of what’s going on around us improves our wellbeing

  • Keep learning: Our brains respond well when we take up a new hobby or learn a new skill and continue to challenge ourselves

  • Give: Do something nice for a friend or relative, help out with a good cause, raise money for charity or smile at strangers. When we do something good for other people, it’s good for us, too

Visit the Mind Your Way website to find out more about the 5 ways to wellbeing.

Help in your library

Every library in Stockport has a selection of self-help books and support materials relating to mental health. Visit the Stockport Council website to find information about mood boosting books.