Top tips for good emotional and mental wellbeing

1. Connect with people around you – building connections give you support.

Waverley has lots going on with activities that anyone can get involved in.  The Waverley’s Community Walk map shows what is going on local to you? If you’ve got an interesting activity that improves wellbeing please sign up and add it to the map.

You can even run your own mapping session to connect with those locally to you. Have a look at our guide to see how it can work in practice.

2. Be active - exercising makes you feel good – find an activity you enjoy.

The borough’s leisure centres have a fantastic range of classes to compliment the excellent facilities available.  Waverley also has some beautiful open spaces.  Joining the Waverley Countryside Volunteers offers the chance to get to know local wildlife, make new friends, learn new skills or just get out in the fresh air. There are a range of different activities available across the borough and anyone aged between 16-80 can join in.

3. Learn - try something new, rediscover an old interest, take a course, or a fun challenge.

Discovering a new skill, talent or shared interest can give you confidence and improve your mental wellbeing. If you are unemployed, Waverley Training Services offer a range of different courses and Surrey County Council’s adult learning course finder will help you find a local learning opportunity that’s right for you – from Spanish and computing to interior design and watercolour painting.

4. Give - do something nice for a friend, or stranger, thank someone, smile, volunteer.

Helping and supporting other people, and working with others towards a shared goal, is good for our mental wellbeing. Voluntary Action South West Surrey has a host of opportunities for getting involved alongside nationwide sites such as Join In and Do It. For those interested in sport, you can volunteer for events, assist with media, become a coach and even help kick start a new sport in your area.

For more information about good emotional wellbeing and mental health support in Surrey you can visit Surrey CAMHS for children and young people, or Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP) for adults. General advice and information, including “self-help resources”, can be found at First Steps Surrey.

Page owner: Amy Bedrock. Last updated: 15/08/2017 12:07