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Emotional &
Mental Wellbeing

Welcome to Emotional & Mental Wellbeing

Expert Guidance to Support Your Emotional & Mental Wellbeing

Looking after our emotional and mental wellbeing is an integral part of keeping healthy and happy. Just as we look after our bodies through exercise and healthy eating, we need to give our minds the same amount of regular, targeted care to ensure that we keep on top of our mental health.

We Connect has been set up during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented time we are living through, and we recognise that a lot of people will need help with their emotional and mental wellbeing during this period. If you require immediate support, please contact us directly through our "Hear to Help" Helpline Service.

Mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing are intricately linked. After you have explored this Emotional and Mental Wellbeing section, visit Health and Fitness to find out how you can use tools like regular exercise to relieve stress and anxiety, and join in with our online exercise classes.

We have an Active Ageing section to ensure that our older members can find wellbeing approaches tailored to them.

You can also use our Arts and Education Hub to further focus on your overall wellbeing by uplifting and engaging your mind and spirit. 

Browse the articles, videos and podcasts below from our expert contributors to find positive approaches to self-care that can work for you.

Emotional & Mental Wellbeing Articles

Weekly Relaxation Tip - Yoga
24 Aug

Weekly Relaxation Tip - Yoga

Join us as we explore a different way to relax each week. This week we examine the benefits of yoga.
Weekly Relaxation Tip - Massage
10 Aug

Weekly Relaxation Tip - Massage

Join us as we explore a different way to relax each week. This week we examine the benefits of massage.
Weekly Relaxation Tip - Breathing Exercises
03 Aug

Weekly Relaxation Tip - Breathing Exercises

Join us as we explore a different way to relax each week. This week we examine the benefits of breathing exercises.
Weekly Relaxation Tip - Adult Colouring
27 Jul

Weekly Relaxation Tip - Adult Colouring

Join us as we explore a different way to relax each week. First up - adult colouring. Have you heard of it as a relaxation tool?
Practicing Gratitude for Wellbeing
13 Jul

Practicing Gratitude for Wellbeing

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow" - Melody Beattie
Mindfulness in COVID Times and Afterwards
13 May

Mindfulness in COVID Times and Afterwards

Do you ever find yourself thinking of the past and what was? Or wondering what is going to happen in the future? Your mind caught in worries, fears or regrets? The current global situation has affected many of us with the uncertainties it brings. When we are caught in our thinking mind, we are not in the present moment.
Who Should I See if I’m Not Coping?
06 May

Who Should I See if I’m Not Coping?

It may seem like a complete maze when coming to select the right professional to help you in your present struggle, and this is mainly because the distinction between one profession and the other may seem blurry at times.
Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety
01 May

Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety

Feeling anxious is normal in a situation like this, but, like anything else, it can be managed. To cope with the current crisis, limit the time you are exposed to news updates, do your part in preventing the virus from spreading, keep in touch with your family and friends, and consider the following advice.

Emotional & Mental Wellbeing Videos & Podcasts