Four Tips for Boosting Your Mental Health

This week it is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) which this year is focused on relationships. Earlier this week we shared a guest post by The Mental Health Foundation on this theme, and here we share a guest contribution sharing tips on boosting your mental health.

Relationships: The Forgotten Foundation of Good Mental Health

This week, from 16-22nd May, is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), which this year is focused on relationships. The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) is keen to support MHAW because we recognise the pain that mental illness causes and the importance of relationships for promoting good mental health. NOW will mark MHAW through our blog, as well as through a community event in Totnes, Devon, UK. In this guest post, The Mental Health Foundation's Cal Strode reflects on the importance of the relationships theme.

Creative Wellbeing: Enhancing Personal and Social Wellbeing

Guest post from Rebecca Mellor from Creative Wellbeing, an organisation supporting people’s wellbeing through engaging their creativity. Rebecca believes that a better world is possible, and between us we have all the assets we need to create it.

Creating Living Streets for Wellbeing

With the number of pupils walking to school in decline, children are missing out on the range of social, physical and practical benefits that walking brings to their wellbeing. In this guest post Living Streets shares what we can all do to get more people walking.

NEF Calls for New Measures of Progress Beyond GDP

Focusing only on Gross domestic product (GDP) as a sign of societal progress does not reflect the priorities of the British people, says a new report from the London-based think-and-do tank, the New Economics Foundation (NEF). In the new report, released today, NEF says that rather than GDP, the public is more concerned about wellbeing, the quality of jobs, environmental protection, fairness and health. Good economic and social policy should make these the priorities, the report concludes. Here at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) we are happy to be one of the organisations which endorsed this NEF report.