Taking some ‘me time’ is important. And it also helps strengthen your mental wellbeing.

Your mental wellbeing is the unique way that you handle your emotions, respond to stress and also your general outlook on life. Having a healthy sense of mental wellbeing has many benefits. It lifts your mood, promotes resilience in difficult situations and helps you get the most out of life.

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live or how you’re feeling – taking a few moments for yourself each day will help you be a happier and more resilient you.

How can I improve my mental wellbeing?

Being active for 30 minutes each day improves your physical health. The same goes for your mental health. By taking just a few minutes to focus on mental wellbeing activities each day, you’ll see big improvements.

It only takes a few small actions, practised every day, to find a happier you.

Discover the building blocks below

There are six different areas (or building blocks) of mental wellbeing. Each building block helps you respond to the range of mental tasks you face every day, in a unique and powerful way. To keep your mind in top condition, you’ll need to use each building block regularly.

  • Get healthy

    Be active, eat well and get enough sleep.

  • Keep learning

    Challenge your mind and seek out new things.

  • Show kindness

    Give back, show gratitude and bring joy to others’ lives.

  • Connect more

    Develop relationships, stay connected and care for each other.

  • Take notice

    Be mindful. Stay in the moment. Experience the world around you.

  • Embrace nature

    Step outside, connect with the natural world and take care of the planet.

Does this mean I need to meditate?

Some people love yoga, others would rather be at a BBQ with friends. The important thing is that both activities are great ways to make time for you. Because everyone is different, the way you choose to practise mental wellbeing will be different too.

Start making improvements today

Not sure where to start? Here’s a collection of easy, everyday mental wellbeing activities you can try right now. Select your favourites to create a personalised plan for improving your mental wellbeing.

Feel you need more support?

If you’re struggling with your mind, support is available. There are a range of services and organisations that can help.

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More resources

Want to discover more ways to strengthen your mental wellbeing? Check out the following websites for more tools, tips and inspiration.

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Last updated: January 2023