5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but this is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing. Looking after our health is vital, making small changes in your life can help maintain and improve your wellbeing and help to decrease some mental health problems. Here are 5 steps that you can add to your everyday life to help you feel good.


Connect with the people around you - being connected helps us feel good. Keep in touch with family, friends, colleagues or neighbours. Why not try arranging a day out with a friend you haven’t seen in a while?

Be Active

Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness but evidence shows it is good for your mental wellbeing. Try a walk or a run, or take the stairs at work instead of the lift – you don’t have to be in the gym to be active. Find an activity you enjoy and make it part of your life.  

Learn New Skills

Try something new, give yourself a challenge! Learning new skills will give you a sense of achievement and increase your confidence.

Give to others

Do something nice for a friend or stranger, this can improve your own happiness and give you a sense of purpose. Even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference!

Be Mindful

Being present in the moment can help your mental wellbeing. Be aware of the world around you, including your feelings and thoughts.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. We're extremely lucky here at James Burrell to have Mental Heath First Aiders working across our branches. James Burrell invested a further £1500 this year training up more of its staff members to take up the role as Mental Health First Aiders to provide employees with mental health support and guidance. As colleagues and friends, the best thing we can do is look out for the signs and be there.