Conversations about feeling good and functioning well. Improving our own wellbeing and supporting others to do the same is perhaps the most significant action we can take towards achieving the best possible quality of life.
This accessible, flexible, easy to use resource stimulates discussion around wellbeing and positive mental health.
48 Questions to help people understand the concept of wellbeing and identify ways in which wellbeing can be maintained and improved.
Well-being comprises two main elements: feeling good and functioning well.
Feelings of happiness, contentment, enjoyment, curiosity and engagement are characteristic of someone who has a positive experience of their life.
Equally important for wellbeing is our functioning in the world. Experiencing positive relationships, having some control over one’s life and having a sense of purpose are all important attributes of wellbeing.
You are invited to use these cards to help you to start, share and continue conversations around wellbeing with your family, friends, people you work with and who you care for.
If you are a health and social care professional you are encouraged to use these cards at any time to help start, share or continue conversations about wellbeing.
The cards are divided into five colour coded categories and are based around the New Economics Foundation’s work on the 5 Ways to Well-Being, a set of evidence-based actions to improve personal well-being.
Talking About Wellbeing is suitable for Health and social care professionals wishing to use an evidenced based, accessible tool to stimulate discussion around wellbeing.
It is also suitable for organisations wishing to inform and support staff to improve their own wellbeing and to create a culture which supports well-being.
Talking About Wellbeing is written by Helen Sanderson.