Mental wellbeing

Wellbeing describes our happiness, confidence, physical condition and general outlook on life. It is about feeling good and taking care of ourselves.

Wellbeing is also about healthy living however healthy living is more than just having a balanced diet, taking regular exercise and avoiding illness. It reflects our mental, emotional and social aspects of our lives. The key aspects of healthy living can be broken down into: our body, diet, daily routine, our state of mind and environment.

By adopting/maintaining a positive outlook on life, by interacting with others and getting involved in activities that we find meaningful, by remaining in control of our lifestyle and above all enjoying ourselves, we can increase our quality of life and sense of wellbeing.

The Foundation Trust remains committed to increasing the wellbeing of our service users and such various wellbeing groups (for example football group, women's cafĂ© etc) are available in various services. Some of these groups may however be limited to service users  belonging to a particular service or ward, or they may be running for a limited period of time however they have been included to give a snapshot of the wellbeing groups that are on offer in the Foundation Trust. There are also some links to wellbeing groups or services that are available outside the Trust.

For more informaion on Mental Health Wellbeing, please click on the links below:

Depression

Further information on depression

Nutrition and activity 

Medication and depression

Mental health relationships

Personal medication log

Psychosis

Psychosis and medication

Service user involvement

Sleep

Stress management

Talking therapies

The importance of activity

Thinking during depression