Evidence suggests there are five steps improve mental well-being. If you approach them with an open mind and try them out, you can judge the results yourself. Connect with people around you, family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. Be active, take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity you enjoy and make it part of your life. Keep learning, learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike? Give to others, even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering can improve your mental well-being and help you build new social networks. Take notice, be more aware of the present moment, including your feelings and thoughts, your body and world around you. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness", and it can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges. The video below is the first of a series of six, explaining how you may be able to improve your wellbeing, if you , Connect, Take Notice, Be Active, Learn and Give. The other five are listed below.
It may be helpful to see a counsellor if you are too frightend to make these kind of changes and/or lack the motivation.