Wellbeing is about feeling good and functioning well
Wellbeing is about more than just having good physical and mental health. When we experience postive wellbeing we have feelings of contentment, enjoyment and engagement. We experience positive relationships, have some control over our life, a sense of purpose and generally feel able to deal with life’s challenges and setbacks.
What promotes Wellbeing?
We want to get back to a common sense approach that acknowledges the very real impact the world around us has on both our wellbeing and our mental health.
Listed below are some of the key factors that influence our wellbeing. Click on the title to find out about resources and support availible to you locally.
Are you happy with yout housing situation? Your neighbourhood and neighbours? Can you afford the rent? Do you have a good landlord?
Are you happy with your financial situation? Do you have enough for your needs? Do you have debt or benefits issues? Can you manage your household budget?
Do you have a caring role? Does it imapct on your life? Do you have enough parenting skills to cope? What support do you get?
Are you happy with your employment situation? Are you supported? Is your role stressful? Is your job secure? Do you have difficultuies with your employer or colleagues?
Do you get enough exercise? Can you afford to eat well and do you get resting sleep? Are you able to manage any existing physical health problems, or pain?
Are you part of caring relationships? Do you have someone you can confide in? Are you content with your intimate relationships and sex life? How do you get on with you family?
Are you able to look after yourself? Can you manage your home and your finances? Do you need help understanding bills? Are you able to cook and clean for yourself?
Do you have interests and hobbies? Are you able to express your beliefs? Do you have opportunities to learn new things? Do you feel comfortably stretched and challenged?
Do you have opportunities to give back to others? Do you volunteer? Do you feel part of a local community, whether that be a place or a group of people with shared interests?
Are you able to cope with the stresses and strains of life? Do you have a network of support around you and no where to seek help when it is needed?
These are the kind of questions we might ask you if you use our services. They can help you to identify where changes might need to be made in your life, or where more support is required to improve your wellbeing.
You can call us today on 01768 840679 to find out more about improving your own wellbeing and to book a session with one of our workers.