5 Ways to Wellbeing

When organising our calendar of events, the Staff Wellbeing Team always take into consideration the '5 Ways to Wellbeing'. The '5 Ways to Wellbeing' is based on in depth research and developed the New Economics Foundation.  They are now widely recognised and shared by organisations such as the NHS and leading mental health charity MIND.

Five ways to wellbeing | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

5 steps to mental wellbeing - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Have a think about your own personal circumstances. Is one or more of these areas missing from your life? If so, it might be worth considering adding it in. For example, if you are feeling low, but you never do any physical activity, why not try taking up some exercise and see if it makes a difference? 


In addition to the principles above, Nic Marks, who was part of the team responsible for the development of the '5 Ways to Wellbeing', created his own guide in 2015 - the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' at work. They are:

  • Connect
  • Be Fair
  • Empower
  • Challenge
  • Inspire

You can download his whitepaper here.


Click the below options for more information on each of the 5 topics...



Find ways to connect with friends, family and colleagues and make new connections

Be Active

Find ways to be active and look after your physical and mental wellbeing


Find new opportunities for learning

Take Notice

Find ways to be more mindful and broaden your awareness


Find out how helping others can increase our own happiness too

Further Resources

Further resources to support your wellbeing