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Mental health and wellbeing

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Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Please check the Brighton and Hove City Council's website for information on Mental Health and Wellbeing, including the support services available, and advice on how to maintain and improve your wellbeing.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based approaches to improve wellbeing, which people can build into their daily lives: 

  1. Connect with the people around you – family friends, colleagues and neighbours – building these connections will support and enrich you.
     
  2. Learn  Enjoy achieving a new challenge and boost your confidence by trying something new or rediscovering an old interest.
     
  3. Be Active  Discover a physical activity you enjoy and suits your level of mobility and fitness because exercise makes you feel good.
     
  4. Notice  Savouring the moment, whether walking to work, eating your lunch or talking to friends, will help you appreciate what matters to you.
     
  5. Give  Join a volunteer group or just do something nice for someone – it can be incredibly rewarding and create a connection with the people around you.
     

You can find out more about the Five Ways in our Happiness: Brighton & Hove Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy produced together with Brighton & Hove City Council.

Local GP and Mental Health Lead for the CCG, Dr Rebecca Jarvis, says:
“The Five Ways To Wellbeing can help us develop emotional resilience in day-to-day life so that we can cope with upsettting or difficult events. Strong emotional resilience doesn't mean we won't feel sad or upset but it does enable us to cope better with challenges such as bereavement, divorce, becoming a new mum, adolescence and retirement. Feeling connected and able to contribute to the community around us is an important part of this.”

My Life Brighton & Hove

Find information on support and activities provided by community groups in the city at Brighton & Hove City Council's My Life website