Ways to Wellbeing
Ways to wellbeing is a programme which aims to support adults to improve their health and wellbeing.
What is wellbeing?
Wellbeing is about your health, happiness, opportunities and your overall quality of life. Mental wellbeing can take many different forms, but a useful description is feeling good and functioning well.
About Ways to Wellbeing
The Ways to Wellbeing programme can help you to access a wide range of opportunities to support your wellbeing, including meeting new people, being more active and learning new skills.
All of the opportunities we provide are based around the five ways to wellbeing, which are:
Regular physical activity is known to have significant benefits towards physical and mental wellbeing. But you don't have to go to the gym - activities such as walking can have the benefit of encouraging social interactions as well as providing some level of exercise.
Developing social relationships with, family, friends, colleagues and neighbours are critical for promoting wellbeing and preventing poor mental health.
Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence.
Being more aware of your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you, can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
Give to others
Acts such as volunteering in your local community can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.
What kind of activities can I take part in?
You can take part in our group activities, which are delivered by friendly, highly skilled and experienced staff and volunteers.
Group activities include:
- guided countryside walks
- reading groups
- beginners drama
- beginners dance
- creative writing
- learning digital skills
- outdoor learning
How can I join an activity?
Contact us today for further information and advice on opportunities available in your area, including free taster sessions. You need to register with us before attending and we can arrange an induction visit to any of our sessions.
Would you like to become a volunteer?
Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can get involved in. There are many volunteering opportunities across County Durham from one-off festivals to weekly activities; it all depends on what you would like to do. Find out more about Volunteering.