The following blog was written by our Intern from Liverpool John Moores University, Cerys Evans.
Good health is more than physical health – it’s mental health. Wellbeing describes the state of being comfortable, happy or healthy. But your wellbeing is dynamic and can quickly change impacting our everyday lives. When your mental health is not how you would like it to be, when you feel stressed, overwhelmed or unable to cope, it can impact all aspects of your life.
So, this month, we’re asking women everywhere to #WorkOnYourWellbeing to feel more positive, happier and able to get the most from your life.
Here are some simple steps to better mental wellbeing.
The following steps have been researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation.
Connect – Spend time developing relationships with the people around you like friends, family and colleagues.
Be active – Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.
Learn – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence.
Take notice – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.
Give – be it the smallest or largest act, giving can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.
Here at the Women’s Organisation our personal development programmes give women the chance to take time out for themselves and learn how to be the best version of themselves. With the pressures and stress that come with today’s society we are encouraging women to come along to our two new courses focusing on improving your mental wellbeing.
Step Beyond Stress
A one-day course in partnership with Citizens Advice designed to help the women of Liverpool improve their management of stress and identify coping strategies to support this. Mental Health Foundation claims that almost three quarters of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope – Step Beyond Stress seeks to help women identify coping strategies and better manage feelings of stress.
Motivate Your Mind
A one-day course in partnership with Citizens Advice enabling women to learn how to reduce stress by building positive think strategies, improve your ability to deal with difficult situations and therefore become a calmer and more resilient person.
These courses are open to women living in the Liverpool City Council area who are suffering from stress or living with a disability or health condition. To find out more, or enquire about booking onto either of these courses, please contact us on 0151 706 8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.