5 Ways to wellbeing
In Hull we have worked collectively with our communities, and with our health and social care colleagues to understand what you think locally. The outcome of our work has highlighted the following key areas, detailed below that we can all consider improving our general mental wellbeing.
It is important that you connect with the people around you -
It is always a good idea to discuss with the people around you how you are feeling as they maybe things they can do to help. Sometimes just having a shoulder to lean on can help you to feel supported and less alone.
If you are finding it difficult to stay connected, they are a variety of befriending services that you can contact if you feeling lonely and isolated.
See our Loneliness page
Physical activity is proven to reduce the feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. You can get active at one of our leisure centres by going swimming, joining the gym or taking part in a group fitness class.
If you would prefer something a bit different, you can get involved with community sports, which includes sessions such as chair based exercise, belly dancing and boxercise.
Learn more about leisure facilities in the East riding here: https://eastridingleisure.co.uk/
Be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
Need to Talk
If you’re feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious, remember; you’re not alone. There’s nothing wrong in admitting you’re struggling, and that you need support – sometimes, we all need a little help.
You should consider seeing your GP if you’ve been feeling anxious or depressed for more than a few weeks, or if the problems are beginning to affect your daily life.
Mental illness is as significant as physical illness so it is important to get help as soon as possible. Lots of people have found talking therapies helpful. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger, a trained therapist who will listen to you and help you find your own answers to problems. This is called talking therapy.
To find out more: In the East Riding of Yorkshire there are a number of talking therapy services you can turn to. Find out more, visit www.humberews.co.uk or refer yourself online at http://humberews.co.uk/east-riding/, by email HNF-TR.ERSPA-MentalHealth@nhs.net by telephone 01482 301701, or speak to your GP who can refer you