Tools for change
"From the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web we must pick out what is good for us where we can find it."
We have included on this page some useful information that can help you in finding the right support to suit your own situation.
Five ways to wellbeing
The Five Ways to Wellbeing have been developed to help people begin thinking about their own wellbeing and some changes we can all make now, and maintain over time. These have been based on evidence gathered from around the world and featured in Research conducted by the Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project In 2008.
The Wellbeing Self Assessment
The Wellbeing Self Assessment tool uses the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS), a scale which is often used by scientists and psychologists to measure wellbeing. To get your wellbeing score, go through the statements on the interactive webpage and tick the box that best describes your thoughts and feelings over the last two weeks.
These free podcasts produced by the Mental Health Foundation can help you relax and improve your sense of wellbeing. They're designed to fit around your lifestyle and provide an introduction to the skills and techniques that can help you live a mentally healthier life.
Action for Happiness
Action for Happiness helps people take practical action to improve mental wellbeing and to create a happier and more caring society. Their patron is The Dalai Lama and they have tens of thousands of members who are taking action to increase wellbeing in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Download a copy of their 'Happiness Action Action Pack'.
Mindapples aims to help everyone take better care of their minds. They do this by encouraging sharing of knowledge about our minds and raising awareness of the importance of mental health. Their mission is to make looking after our minds as natural as brushing our teeth. There are a number of resources on their website to help support you in improving your wellbeing.
Improving your wellbeing through involvement can have a positive impact on your health, as well as helping to support your own recovery journey. The Trust offers a number of ways you can Get nvolved to use your expertise, as a person with a lived experience of using services, to help develop services for others. For more information go to our Get Involved page.
There are plenty of opportunities in your local community for volunteering or other activities if you are interested in trying something new. The Hertfordshire Directory is a great place to find out what is going on near you, but also check your local paper and your local council website.
Click on the buttons below to find out some more information about you can start to make improvements to your own wellbeing.