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Five Ways to Wellbeing

Getting your 'five a day' for mental health and wellbeing

Don't you agree that there are some days when you 'feel good' and other days when you don't? There are lots of free and meaningful things that we can all do every day that will improve our mental health and wellbeing.

The five ways to wellbeing, developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), are a set of evidence-based actions which promote wellbeing.

We want to encourage you, your community and local organisations in West Berkshire to adopt the five ways to wellbeing. Why not commit to achieving your 'five a day' and improve your mental health and wellbeing? We've listed lots of ideas for how you can do this below:

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Connecting with others

Try some of the ideas listed below to connect with other people in West Berkshire:

Being active

It is recommended by NHS England that adults aged 19 and over should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, such as fast walking or cycling, a week.

There are lots of different ways you can be active in West Berkshire, for example you could try:

You can find more ideas on our physical activity webpage.

Remember, if you go with a friend or colleague you can 'connect' as well!


Keep learning

There are lots of things to learn about West Berkshire. Why not try:

Taking notice


There are lots of ways to give back in West Berkshire:

These are just a few ideas that we came up with. If you've got any other ideas, why don't you create your own 'five ways to wellbeing' where you live? Feel free to share it with us!

We have created a Icon for pdf Five Ways to Wellbeing digital leaflet [337KB]  that you can download and share. 

Supporting businesses

We also support businesses and organisations to follow the five ways to wellbeing programme to benefit the health and wellbeing of their staff.

The programme includes:

We've produced Icon for pdf Five Ways To Wellbeing logos [167KB] that you can use as part of the promotion within your business. 

You can also try:

  • find out about volunteer opportunities at the Volunteer Centre West Berkshire
  • find out about learning, employment and volunteering opportunities on the 
  • if you have school age children, see if you can volunteer at your child's school - there are often a range of roles available such as listening to pupils read, helping out on a school trip, or becoming a school governor
  • donate or buy some furniture from the Community Furniture Project
  • access to downloadable resources, logos, and posters
  • access to ideas and examples on how to use the five ways to wellbeing
  • the NHS Wellbeing self-assessment tool
  • taking part in the NHS How are you? quiz for a personalised health score

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