Anxiety and depression are separate medical conditions referring to the mental wellbeing of someone. Depression can be associated with low moods and sadness, symptoms ranging from mild depression to constant severe depression. Anxiety again can occur at different levels and can be completely normal during times of unease at certain points in life, however this can sometimes be hard to control and often be a constant burden. These resources are aimed at improving mental wellbeing.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
The 5 ways to wellbeing are aimed at seeing a more positive outlook on life. The ‘Five Ways’ can help them identify what is important to their own wellbeing and discover concrete ways of building positive actions into their daily lives.This link connects you to the NHS Wales website on improving mental wellbeing: 5 ways to mental wellbeing.
- Take notice – be aware of your surroundings and how you are feeling – relaxation sessions, midfullness
- Be active – physical activity sessions, exercise, joining exercise classes/groups
- Give – encourage and support others like you.
- Connect – through social groups, other likeminded people in a similar job/situation as you, strengthen relationships, spend time with friends, family, make time for that chat
- Keep learning – options for different activities, set goals, try new things
Click here for further information on the 5 ways to wellbeing. Alternatively if you are a professional, Public Health Wales has a guide on the 5 ways to wellbeing, teaching how you can use these in your area of work, click here to view. Download below.
Agrii 5 Positive steps to mental wellbeing: This downloadable resource on steps to improve mental wellbeing is aimed at addressing and understanding the signs or poor mental wellbeing, so the signs can be addressed at an early stage and managed, click here to view. Download below.
Contacts for anxiety and depression
- MIND Cymru
- The charity Mind have 20 local Minds across wales.
- Hafal – are the leading charity in Wales for those suffering from mental illness and their carers. Hafal has 22 local groups across Wales, find your local group: here.
- Hafal cover a range of services from housing, careers services, in patient care, supporting those in a crisis etc. The charities mission is to empower those with serious mental illness and their families. Every day they are helping over 1,500 people affected by mental illness.
- Contact number: 01792 816 600/832 400
CALL (Community Advice and Listening Line)
- Phone: 0800 132 737 or text ‘help’ to 81066
- The call helpline offers support to those suffering with mental health illness and other related matters. The helpline is there to offer emotional support as well as provide information and literature.
SANE text service:
- SANE is a charity, established to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. The organisation runs a text service where you can sign up to receive text messages to your mobile, helping with emotional support and connection at the times you need it most. To sign up, click here.