5 steps to mental wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.

If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.



Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships.

Be active

You don't have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.

Keep learning

Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?

Give to others

Even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.

Be mindful

Be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
The Wellbeing Service offers free and confidential practical support for Gloucestershire residents experiencing a wide range of mental health problems such as: worry, low mood, insomnia and stress.

Who we are?

Improve your self-esteem and happiness. Involvement in your community Become more active through sport and leisure activities. Volunteering in something you enjoy Build up relationships. Training and education.

How to access the service?

We can take direct self-referrals or from health professionals, including GP surgeries, Integrated Community Teams or community organisations.

Contact the Health & Wellbeing Project Worker directly at the Phoenix Community Centre on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Download referral form (PDF).

What we offer?

Free and confidential for people aged over 18. Connects you to local services, organisations and group. Meet your wider social needs. Help finding activities in your area.

Where are we?

Matson Community Centre
Matson Lane


We facilitate the connecting of residents, local business, and local services in becoming thriving and aspiring communities. We support local community development, advice, education and training activities to increase residents’ confidence, skills levels and reliance.

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