5 things you can do with your people this Mental Health Month
Whether your people are your team at work or your family or friends, try these simple steps to build mental health and wellbeing for yourself and those around you.
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Be Well Activities
Try each of the selected Be Well Activities delivered by members of the Be Well Co team. We encourage you to try these with your people to build connection and start a meaningful conversation. Each of the activities are underpinned by our leading research and are taken from our proven Be Well Plan training.
Character Strengths: Natalie explains how to discover your strengths and spot strengths in others using the Values in Action (VIA) survey. Link to the survey here.
Benefits: Capitalising on your strengths can increase overall wellbeing, while spotting strengths in others can also build team connections.
Mindful Walking: Stuart explains how you can enjoy the benefits of mindfulness while taking a short walk during your day. Try taking a mindful walk together as a group in your team or with your family.
Benefits: Walking meditation can positively benefit wellbeing by reducing stress, improving concentration and emotional regulation.
Meaningful Pictures: Lou shares how we can identify and name the sources of meaning in our lives. An uplifting activity that is a great energiser in group settings to build connection.
Benefits: The greater your sense of meaning and purpose, the fewer negative emotions you feel and the more satisfied you are with your life.
Gratitude Letter: Monique shares how a simple note of gratitude to a colleague, friend or loved one can build connection.
Benefits: Build wellbeing through strengthening relationships.
Three Funny Things: Joep encourages us all to reflect on the things in life that bring us joy and laughter and to share this with others.
Benefits: “Laughter is the best medicine”. Three funny things can help you reduce negative mood and boost happiness. Sharing this with others also helps boost connection.
Tiny Habits: Matt helps us to embed activities into our daily lives by using a technique from Stanford behavior scientist BJ Fogg.
Benefits: By creating daily habits we are able to sustain the benefits of improved wellbeing longer term.
Need additional support?
All of us will need help every now and then.
This is no different for your mental health. There is a lot we can do to protect our own mental health and wellbeing, but sometimes we will benefit from external support.
If you or someone you know would like additional support please see a list of services here.