We know that the current situation around the world regarding Covid-19 is having a huge impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing. Our #5W2W challenge is here to provide you with ideas on what you can do to improve your mental health – in the comfort of your own home.
The first of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing is connect.
There is strong evidence that relationships with other people are a fundamental human need and one that contributes to functioning well in the world. Social relationships- whether that’s with friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues- are important for promoting wellbeing and positive mental health for everyone.
We know that people have been asked to stay at home, but this doesn’t mean you can’t connect with people. With this in mind, try to do something different today and make a connection.
•Talk to someone on the phone – you could even use video call so you can see them.
•Give an old friend a call – why not reach out to some friends on social media.
•Create a group chat and play a quiz – you can do this on platforms such as Facebook.
•Have a games night and socialise with other people you live with.
Do keep us updated on social media by sharing your snaps and hashtagging #5W2WChallenge @MindHEY
Hull and East Yorkshire Mind