Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Looking after your Health & Wellbeing is really important.

Wellbeing is simply defined as feeling good and functioning well.  

Improving your wellbeing not only leads to the prevention of illness, but can lead to outcomes that include:

  • Better physical health
  • Healthier lifestyles
  • Improved recovery from illness
  • Fewer limitations in daily living
  • Higher educational attainment
  • Greater productivity, employment and earnings
  • Better relationships with adults and children
  • More social engagement
  • Improved quality of life

There are five simple and practical steps that we can take to improve our wellbeing, called the ‘five ways to wellbeing'.  

The five ways to wellbeing are:

  • Connect – connect with the people around you
  • Be active – physical activity is good for the mind and the body
  • Take notice – become aware of the world around you
  • Keep learning – learn new skills and set yourself challenges
  • Give – be a good citizen and help others

If you would like to read more about how to improve your wellbeing, please visit the NHS Choices website.  

To carry out a self-assessment on the 5 ways to wellbeing, please visit the Five Ways To Wellbeing website.