THE 5+1 WAYS TO WELLBEING

Mental health and wellbeing can sometimes be an afterthought but taking care of your mind is just as important as looking after your physical health.

• Connect : Keeping in touch with friends and family has never been easier. Make use of the many free apps, social media or just have a good old phone call to connect with people you love.

• Take notice : As many people get back to the hustle and bustle of life, it’s good to take time out, self-reflect and pay more attention to being in the moment.

• Give : Giving or volunteering can help improve mental wellbeing by creating positive feelings and a sense of reward.

• Be active : Physical fitness doesn’t have to mean running miles or lifting heavy weights. A 20-minute walk or some stretching indoors can really boost your mood. Why not use one of the free outdoor gyms in Brent parks or search “Brent Walks” on the council website to find a walking route.

• Keep learning : Libraries are so much more than a place to read books. Brent Libraries offer free classes to brush up on your IT skills as well as courses, such as ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), online job- related training and much more.

• Create : Taking time to make or create something, whether on your own or with family and friends, can leave you with a huge sense of achievement. When was the last time you completed a puzzle, cooked something new or got the colouring pencils out? Why not try it this weekend

GOOD THINKING WORK- BOOKS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD

Good Thinking provides digital men- tal wellbeing support for those living or working in London, this includes free NHS-approved apps that residents can use to deal with stress, anxiety, low mood and poor sleep.

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YOUR GUIDE TO MENTAL

HEALTH SERVICES

Together with local organisations su- pporting residents having mental heal- th issues, Brent Council is publishing a booklet that offers useful information and tips for managing mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak (also known as COVID-19) and beyond.

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