k u .co. mind our y think re #IFeelBetterWhen Recovery - Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Kings College London www.researchintorecovery.com 8 www.kcl.ac.uk/iop 8 Reference AKED, J, MARKS, N, CORDON, C, THOMPSON, S (2008) Five Ways of Well-being: the Evidence. London: New Economics Foundation. Research into wellbeing What does research tell us is important for wellbeing? Connect... With people around you. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day. Be active... Go for a walk or run. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy. Take notice... Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you. Keep learning... Try something new. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun. Give... Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. 39