How to look after yourself

Five ways to wellbeing


The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is promoting The Five Ways to Wellbeing:
  • Connect
  • Give
  • Take Notice
  • Keep Learning
  • Be Active
Incorporating these actions into daily life at work and at home should help promote a sense of wellbeing.

  • Take in the view – stop, turn around and feel proud of how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved
  • Celebrate
  • Feel grateful
  • Do something nice every day – eg. phone a friend, a walk, a rest
  • Schedule in ‘me’ time – it’s important to reset and recharge
  • Have fun
  • Mindfulness – many courses available with proven benefits

Other resources


Mentemia App - is headed up by John Kirwin and is free to download. It sends you a short message or simple call to action every day. Their philosophy is “small everyday actions help keep us well.”
Jimi Hunt – Mental health change maker. A Kiwi destigmatising mental health and helping you reset via a free email programme, a book and social media.
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