The five ways to wellbeing












Our aim is to promote the 5 ways to wellbeing approach. The approach aims to improve social interaction, physical activity levels, personal happiness and help people develop a sense of fulfilment and wellbeing. We work with many 3rd party providers, such as Active Hastings. Who attempt to ensure that it is easy and accessible for people to achieve their goals.



1) CONNECT

With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community.
Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

2) BE ACTIVE

Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness. Active Hastings are a local provider of exercise and sport opportunites. They deliver 'cardio tennis' and 'easy dance'. Both sessions are aimed at building confidence and improving health.

3) KEEP LEARNING

Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favorite food.
Set a challenge you enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun. We are supporting 2 sewing groups which have around 15 women attending every week.

4) GIVE TO OTHERS

Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger.
Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, as linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

5) TAKE NOTICE

Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark at the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, 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.