UNDERSTAND YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT

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Your wellbeing score is very low. 

Most people have a score between 41-59. You may want to begin by talking to a friend or GP about how you can start to address this.

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Your wellbeing score is below average.

Most people have a score between 41-59. You can take action to improve your mental wellbeing by talking to a friend or GP to see what you can do to improve your score.

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Your wellbeing score is average.

Most people have a score between 41-59. You can still improve your mental wellbeing by getting active and connecting with others.

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Your wellbeing score is above average.

Most people have a score between 41-59. Keep doing what you're doing!

No matter what your score is, you can always take steps to improve your mental wellbeing. Below are some first steps to start your mental wellbeing journey.

HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY MENTAL WELLBEING?

Remove or reduce your stress 

Easier said than done – but this applies to both at work and at home. It’s important to recognise when something is happening that is unchangeable vs something you can act on and reduce the stress it’s causing you. We often worry about things out of our control when instead we should learn how to cope and process them in a healthy way.

Build your mental resilience

We all have natural mental resilience which helps us deal with every day stress and maintain emotional strength during trauma or tragedy. This is partly determined by our genetics and personality, but many aspects can be learned and developed in order to become more resilient. 

Practice mindfulness

Mindfulness is state of being that is actively focused on the present. Rather than letting life pass you by and worrying about future or past difficulties, you learn to observe your current emotions and thoughts in a way that improved your ability to process difficult or stressful situation. This is because there is a correlation between mindfulness practice and the development of your pre-frontal cortex, which is responsible for focused attention and regulating emotional responses. To read more about mindfulness click here.

CRISIS SUPPORT

If you need emergency support please go to your local A&E or call NHS 111(in England).

You can also contact the following crisis support hotlines:

Samaritans – 116 123 (24/7, 365 days a year)

SANEline – 0300 304 7000 (6pm – 11pm, 365 days a year)