FeelWell

The Feel Well strand of Well@Wolves looks at how you feel and ways in which you can improve and/or maintain the presence of positive emotions and moods. We deliver a range of activities and workshops focusing on managing mood, expressing emotions and improving resiliency.

There has been a lot of research into improving wellbeing. Evidence suggests there are five daily actions that we can all do to improve our mental wellbeing. These are known as the Five Ways of Wellbeing.

What can I do if I don't have a lot of time?

  • Make a cup of tea and enjoy it without any distractions
  • Tense and release you muscles, especially in your shoulders and hands
  • Text a friend
  • Cuddle a pet or soft toy
  • Stretch
  • Check your breathing
  • Massage your eyebrows in an outwards direction
  • Do a guided meditation
  • Take a walk
  • Plan to do something fun
  • Do a quick tidy and clean of your room/workspace
  • Write it down your worries and stresses
  • Write down what you are appreciative and grateful for
  • Exercise - yoga, a run, a brisk walk
  • Call a friend or family member for a catch-up
  • Have a nap
  • Try some mindful colouring
  • Have a soak in a bubble bath
  • Read a book
  • Go for coffee with a friend
  • Watch an episode of your favourite TV show
  • Cook or bake

Feel in Crisis?

Most people feel in emotional crisis at some time in their lives. For some this passes quite quickly but for others the feeling lasts for a while. If the feeling is overwhelming or you feel so distressed that you have thoughts of harming yourself or you feel you are at risk of harming others then:

  • Emergency: 999
  • NHS A&E; where the Mental Health Crisis teams are based
  • NHS: 111
  • Book an emergency GP appointment with your registered GP Practice
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • CALM Help line for Men: 0800 58 58 58
  • SANEline: 0300 304 7000
  • HOPEline (for people up to the age of 35): 0800 068 41 41
  • Stay Alive App- safety planning and contact details