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Thriving in Salford

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Good mental health, or emotional wellbeing, involves feeling confident about ourselves and happy with who we are.

It's about having a sense of self-worth and being able to cope with life's ups and downs. Mental wellbeing is important because it influences not only how we think and feel about ourselves, but also how we think and feel about other people.

Our mental health can affect how we deal with everyday life and the stresses and challenges it brings, such as relationships, money worries and coping with change.

The Thriving model

Thriving: Getting advice, Getting help, Getting more help and Getting risk support

Five ways to wellbeing

A review of the most up to date evidence suggests that building the following five actions into our day to day lives is important for wellbeing:

With the people around you. With families, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community.

Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food.

Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.  

Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Exercising makes you feel good.

Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group.

Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons.

Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

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