Looking after our mind is as important as taking care of our body, yet most of us manage our physical health far better than our mental health. The idea of well-being is a mix of both feeling good and functioning well. Feelings of happiness and contentment, for example, are characteristic of someone who has a positive experience of their life.

Equally important for well-being, however, is our functioning in the world. Experiencing positive relationships, having some control over your life and having a sense of purpose are all important attributes of well-being.

To build on this idea there are also five tried and trusted actions that we can all introduce into our day to day lives to improve our well-being:

Well being Sessions

We run regular well-being sessions for carers. To see the events we are currently running please click HERE

Well being hints and tips introduction

Our experienced well being practitioner Jane Taylor runs a number of sessions, on and off line for carers. Here she shares some of those hints and tips with you but if you want to access more bespoke well being or discuss the suitability of any other sessions please get in touch with her at [email protected]

Talking about Gratitude:

Jane talks about gratitude and how it can improve your well being. For more information on sessions please visit our events page HERE

Other organisations that can help with your well-being

Worcestershire Well being Hub Your local link to well-being support. You can contact the Hub by calling 01905 766 124 or visit online at : www.hacw.nhs.uk/wellbeinghub . Email : [email protected]

The Worcestershire Healthy Minds App  Developed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to provide tips and techniques to help people self-manage mental health problems such as stress and anxiety. Available on both Android and Apple. To download the app search ‘Worcestershire Healthy Minds’ in the App or Play store.

Mind Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Visit them at www.mind.org.uk

Rethink Leading charity providing advice and information on mental illness. Find them at www.rethink.org

One You  website is full of resources eg , quizzes, short videos and tips to help you mange your health and well-being https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/
Live Well offers a wide range of well-being resources covering diet, activity and mental health https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/
NHS resources on Anxiety and Depression https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/
Minded For Families Excellent resources to support the mental health of older people https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/older-people/
Action for Happiness.
Your daily companion for a happier life. You’ll receive simple, daily action ideas designed to help you boost your own wellbeing.https://www.actionforhappiness.org/smartphone-appion for Happiness Your daily companion for a happier life. You’ll receive simple, daily action ideas designed to help you boost your own wellbeing.   https://www.actionforhappiness.org/smartphone-app
Anxiety App SAM  http://sam-app.org.uk/
#Stay Alive   A mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone
Stop Breathe Think  Develop and apply kindness and compassion in your daily life through a process called STOP, BREATHE & THINK. https://www.stopbreathethink.com/
Calm To support relaxation and sleep  https://www.calm.com/breathe

Carers UK UK's only national membership charity for carers. Carers UK is a support network and a movement for change. Visit them at www.carersuk.org

***Please note these sessions are light touch and should not be used to replace emergency mental health services. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or need support from emergency mental health services please make an urgent appointment with your GP or attend Accident and Emergency. Alternatively, you can call Samaritans on their 24 hour helpline on 116 123 or contact them HERE***