What is Wellbeing?

Action for Happiness
We bring together like-minded people from all walks of life and help them take practical action, drawing on the latest scientific research. We are backed by leading experts from diverse fields including psychology, education, economics and social innovation.

NHS – Mood self-assessment
If you’re 16 or over, this mood self-assessment can help you better understand how you’ve been feeling recently.

Mind – What is Wellbeing
Explains how to improve and maintain your mental Wellbeing, whether you have a diagnosis of a mental health condition or not.

Self Compassion
What self-compassion is. The three elements of self-compassion. What self-compassion is not & Tips for practice.

We offer personal stories, news-you-can-use, practical advice, and insights that speak to anyone from novice meditators looking for guidance to corporate managers exploring new ways to cultivate workplace engagement and fulfilment. Our audience learns from leaders in the field about effective techniques for mindful living, and the science that points to their benefits.

Wellbeing People
Understanding the requirement of wellness and the factors that influence this state, whether as an individual, community or nation, helps us to work together to improve the quality of our lifestyles.

Understanding Your Wellbeing

Maintaining and protecting your own Wellbeing and that of your staff is particularly important during this time. Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and Wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

What Works Wellbeing
Personal Wellbeing is a particularly important dimension which we define as how satisfied we are with our lives, our sense that what we do in life is worthwhile, our day to day emotional experiences (happiness and anxiety) and our wider mental Wellbeing.

Clear Your Head
These are worrying and uncertain times. The coronavirus outbreak has changed daily life for us all in Scotland and has had a real impact on how many of us are feeling. It’s OK to not feel yourself right now, and we have some great tips to help get you through it. The Scottish Government’s ‘Clear Your Head’ campaign highlights the practical things people can do to help them feel better whilst continuing to stay at home, acknowledging these are worrying and uncertain times for many.

Scottish Association for Mental Health
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change

Be Mentally Healthy At Work
Employment can bring its own pressures on your mental health. Being in paid employment is generally a good thing. It can be more than just a way of earning a living: it provides us with an identity, contact and friendship with other people, a way of putting structure in our lives and an opportunity to meet goals and to contribute.

Improving Your Wellbeing

Top Tips for Meditation
Download this useful resource giving tips on meditation techniques.

NHS: Mental Wellbeing Audio Guides
On this page you can listen to a series of mental Wellbeing audio guides to help you boost your mood. You can listen to them privately, in your own time, to help you through feelings such as anxiety or a low mood.

Dealing With Distress
This leaflet aims to suggest introductions to alternative, healthier ways of coping, but like with anything else in real life, it’s not easy or a quick fix – it has to be worked consistently hard at, and the only certainty is that it takes a lot of practice, practice, practice!

NHS: 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing
Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

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