We were inspired to start Friends in Need by the Five Ways to Wellbeing. These are simple actions we can do in our everyday lives to help us feel good and function well. The five ways are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give, and were developed by the New Economics Foundation.
In the depths of depression it’s unlikely we’ll feel well enough to manage all these,but when we’re feeling stronger they can help us stay well and to live life to the fullest. Boosting our wellbeing isn’t just important for our own health; our workplaces, communities, friends and family will benefit from small changes we can all make for a healthier lifestyle.