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5 Ways to Well-being is a five-step framework that people can use to improve their mental health and well-being. Implementing each of the 5 ways to well-being can help you feel happier and get the most out of life.

Each way to well-being helps foster good mental well-being while also improving other areas of physical well-being and improving the community around you.

The 5 Ways to Well-being are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, and Give.

Speech bubbles of the 5-ways to well-being; Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give

The video below focuses on all of the 5 ways to well-being and their importance. It also outlines feel good week.

To find out how you can implement them into your life make sure to watch each of the videos under the headings below.


This video focuses on the importance of connecting with others. It outlines ways that young people can connect to better their mental well-being.

Connecting with other people, and forming good relationships and friendships are important for well-being. They help build a sense of belonging and self-worth, you can share positive experiences, and get emotional support yourself while allowing you to support others.

Be active

This video focuses on how being active can boost a young person’s mental health and explores different. The video explores different young people can be active.

Being Active can improve mental well-being by increasing self-esteem, and helping you to set and achieve goals. Being active also causes chemical changes in the brain which can help to positively improve a person’s mood.

Aside from the positive improvements to mental well-being, it is also great for physical health and fitness.

Take notice

This video focuses on taking notice and how it can help improve young people’s mental health.

It explores the ways and all the different things young people can take notice of. Taking notice improves mental well-being by helping you enjoy life more and understand yourself better.

Being more mindful of the current moment can enhance your mental health. This involves being aware of your thoughts and emotions, connecting with your body, and appreciating the surrounding world.

Keep learning

This video shows why young people should keep learning, and how it can boost their mood.

Learning can improve mental well-being by boosting self-confidence and increasing self-esteem. Continuous learning is a natural, ongoing process that often occurs unconsciously. Experiencing a sense of growth and development can positively impact your self-esteem.


This video focuses on how giving can improve a young person’s mental well-being.

The video showcases different ways young people can give.

Giving can improve mental well-being by creating positive feelings and a sense of reward, giving a feeling of purpose and self-worth, and helping to connect with others.

More information

You can find more information about the five-steps to mental well-being on the NHS website.

Future programmes for young people

Inclusive Minds

Inclusive Minds Project is a six-session course based on six themes, which include Social Media and its impact on mental health and body image. The programme is open to all children and adolescents from the Black, Asian, and Mixed Ethnicity communities, aged 12-17 living in Stevenage.

The sessions are aimed to be thought-provoking while empowering young people to have their voices heard on each topic and take action toward self-discovery and self-improvement.

There will be one session each week starting in February. Register your interest online.

Children and Young People Forum

Our Children and Young People’s Forum is an interactive event with short activities, covering mental health, equalities and inclusivity, and physical health based on mental well-being.

The activities will be followed by a lunch, giving young people the chance to interact with each other and the organisation providing support in the town. The event is open to all young people living in Stevenage.

Apply online to attend the Stevenage Children and Young People's forum.

T.A.P into Coding

T.A.P into Coding is a five-session course where young people will learn to code from the basics to coding characters in games. The course is open to all children and young people living in Stevenage aged 11-17 years old.

Register online to attend the T.A.P into coding sessions.