The fifth & final 5-a-day: GIVE

giveThere are a number of benefits to mental health from the act of giving. These include building a sense of belonging, improving our sense of competence and providing a distraction from our own problems.

So how could you 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. Seeing yourself, and your happiness linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and will create connections with the people around you. 

New Economic Foundation 5 steps to wellbeing.

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