Five Ways to Wellbeing

People who live well have healthier, longer and happier lives.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based actions which promote people’s wellbeing. They are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. These activities are simple things individuals can do in their everyday lives.

This approach is being adopted by local government as it becomes responsible for the health and wellbeing of communities.  Find out more about how local government is promoting wellbeing by clicking here.
There is growing interest nationally and internationally about measuring wellbeing.  The IPPR has published Shifting the dial: from wellbeing measures to policy practice [49p pdf]; this research report shows how wellbeing measures could be used to inform and shape policy thinking and implementation.

If you’re a clinician interested in helping your patients self manage, The Health Foundation have a resource centre providing support.

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