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RECOVERY

While there is no universally accepted definition of recovery, one definition, often referred to as the “recovery model” argues for the importance of building the resilience of people with mental health problems and supporting their identity and self-esteem.

A report published in 2005 titled ‘Recovery, self-management and the expert patient: changing the culture of mental health from a UK perspective’ highlights it is a strength-based approach that does not focus solely on symptoms and which emphasises resilience and control over life’s challenges. This model aims to help people with mental health problems move forward, set new goals, and take part in relationships and activities that are meaningful.


WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN (WRAP)

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be.

Learn more about the process


EXERCISE & MENTAL HEALTH

Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function. Exercise has also been found to alleviate symptoms such as low self-esteem and social withdrawal.

VIDEO – The Effects of Exercise on Mental Health

Video Length: 1 mins 25

Source: Mind


5 WAYS TO WELLBEING

The 5 steps to wellbeing have been researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation and include:

CONNECT
 BE ACTIVE
TAKE NOTICE
LEARN
GIVE

VIDEO – Five Ways to Wellbeing

Video Length: 1 mins 25

Source: Mind

 


NUTRITION & MENTAL HEALTH:

There is evidence indicating that nutrition plays an important role in the prevention, development and management of mental il health.

VIDEO – How to Manage your Mood with Food

Video Length: 3 mins 23

Source: Mind

 


ACTION FOR HAPPINESS

The Ten Keys to Happier Living are based on a review of the latest research from psychology and related fields. Everyone’s path to happiness is different, but the evidence suggests these Ten Keys consistently tend to have a positive impact on people’s happiness and well-being.

Giving – Do things for others
Relating – Connect with people
Exercising – Take care of your body
Awareness – Live life mindfully
Trying Out – Keep learning new things
Direction – Have goals to look forward to
Resilience – Find ways to bounce back
Emotions – Look for what’s good
Acceptance – Be comfortable with who you are
Meaning – Be part of something bigger

POSTER – 10 KEYS TO HAPPIER LIVING

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Source: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England


WELLBEING CALENDAR

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. Action for Happiness provides monthly calendars which are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world.

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NFDC ARTICLE LINKS

5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing
 10 Habits to Keep Your Brain Healthy
Keeping Calm Among the Chaos
Where are we now?
The Benefits of Breaks
Certainly Uncertain
 The New Normal
Introducing Mental Health Awareness

(Mental Health Awareness Week, May 2020)

Building Mental Health through NFDC
Feeling Anxious – you are not alone