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Wellbeing & Mood

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Uncertainty around your health, care and treatment can be stressful. Whatever your situation, it can be helpful to organise a daily routine that involves a balance between activities that: 

  • give you a sense of achievement 
  • help you feel close and connected with others 
  • that you can do just for pleasure 


Useful tips:

Here are some examples of activities that could help your wellbeing: 

  • Do activities that you enjoy – read a book or magazine; watch TV or a film; be creative by painting, knitting or taking photos. 
  • Take time to care for yourself – take a bath; paint your nails; listen to music; prepare a fresh meal 
  • Spend time outdoors or sit by an open window – plant something; pick flowers; listen to nature 
  • Be active – take a gentle walk or do some gentle stretches 
  • Connect with others – speak to family, friends and neighbours; write letters or postcards 
  • Look after your environment – clean or tidy an area of your home; do some laundry; repair something 
  • Try some relaxation or mindfulness exercises  
  • Keep some structure to your day -  going to bed and getting up at the same time every day 
  • At the end of each day be kind to yourself and reflect on three positives, however small they are. 

Useful local NHS resources:


Useful local voluntary resources:


Supports people in the community affected by mental illness and distress. We welcome anyone. We offer a wide range of healthy activities, courses and workshops designed to support and empower people experiencing mental distress to move towards recovery.






Useful online resources: