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Mental wellbeing is an important part of all of our lives and good mental health and wellbeing is linked to good physical health.

When we look after our physical wellbeing we get a mental wellbeing boost too - when we move more it can be a great way to improve our mood.

When we look after our mental wellbeing it can make lifestyle changes feel more achievable.

For example getting into the right mind-set can help us stay motivated and focussed on making small steps towards a bigger goal.

We know how much the body and mind is linked.

That's why we offer you support with all aspects of your wellbeing on our lifestyle programmes, helping you to Live Life Better.

Find out more about the mental health support on offer in Derbyshire.

Mental wellbeing and coronavirus
Coronavirus has changed all of our lives overnight.

For many of us this has meant we have had to think about how we look after our wellbeing a bit ore than usual.

Many of us have been feeling more worried and anxious than usual, and that’s perfectly normal.

You may have also found you have been appreciated some different things during this period a bit more and that's okay too.

For some of us the pandemic may have been a time to make healthy lifestyle changes, for a range of reasons.

Perhaps you have made more time to cook or have been enjoying home workouts. 

For some of us the pandemic has make it harder to keep on track with healthy living. We may be feeling more stressed and tired.

Try not to be too hard on yourself - you’ve made a great start to becoming healthier by visiting us.

Boosting your wellbeing

Evidence suggests that there are 5 simple steps you can take to improve your emotional wellbeing. The good news is that they’re easy to fit into everyday life.

The 5 ways to wellbeing are:

  • connect
  • keep learning
  • take notice
  • give
  • be active

You've probably been doing some of them already as you find new ways to boost your mental wellbeing during the pandemic.

You may have found being outside in nature has helped, going for local walks or connecting with neighbours more.

You might have been taking part in quizzes over the internet with family or even taking up an old hobby - or a new one!

Get more help and advice on the 5 ways to emotional wellbeing.

We've also put together some useful sources of information and advice.

Support

You can find lots of ways to improve your emotional health and wellbeing on Derbyshire County Council's website.

Joined Up Care Derbyshire also has emotional wellbeing pages.