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About Wellbeing

Wellbeing is not just about the absence of disease or illness, but about our physical, mental and social situation. Wellbeing is influenced by a number of factors including our experiences, environment, community connections, work and financial security and our physical and emotional health. The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service has gathered relevant expertise and connections to support all Rutland residents to improve quality of life and to live the best and healthiest life they possibly can. Paying attention to our wellbeing can help us to get more out of life and cope better with life’s challenges. Positive wellbeing also has benefits to society as a whole, including greater social cohesion, increased productivity, lower rates of illness and reduced crime.

6 Steps To Wellbeing

1

Connect

Connect with the people around you: Your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships.

2

Be Active

You don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football.

3

Keep Learning

Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?

4

Give To Others

Even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you, or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.

5

Take Notice

Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are on a train, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

6

Care For The Planet

Look after your community and the world.  Make small changes to your life that will reduce your energy use, recycle more, leave the car at home, use low energy light bulbs, small steps to a greener life can make a difference.