Thanks for taking the time to look after your mental health. It’s just as important as looking after your physical health, but lots of us don’t pay enough attention to it. The resources below have some evidence that they work in supporting good mental health. They can be used by individuals or by teams to maintain or improve their mental health.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a wellbeing equivalent of ‘five portions fruit and vegetables a day’. These are based upon the New Economics Foundation  review of the most up to date evidence of individual actions that promote wellbeing. The link below takes you to things you can do in a minute, an hour or longer to enhance your mental health.
The Reading Well Programme helps people to understand and manage their mental health. The books (some of which are available in Cymraeg) provide useful information on mental health and dementia, and have been recommended by mental health professionals. The books are available at your local library, even if you are not a member. To see the books here:
The wellbeing support service are able to offer colleagues access to a Headsted licence which uses acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you build a rich and meaningful life.
Email Wellbeing.Support.Service@wales.nhs.uk for more information on how to get a licence or for more information on Headsted and ACT go to site linked.
The NHS One You website has lots of information and tools to help people maintain good mental health, including a section on building a personal action plan for good mental and physical health
To help you manage your mental health and wellbeing the Charity for Civil Servants has brought together the most popular resilience resources in an easy-to-use format
Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) have developed this mental toughness guide that gives tips on how to manage stress and support each other.
Add to Your Life is a free NHS Wales health check to help you live longer, feel better, and stay healthy and active into the future. It can help you discover more about your health, learn the simple steps you can take to stay fit, and discover local services to help you make a positive change in your life.
Mental Health & Money Toolkit – a free help guide to improve your mental health and money situation
MoneyHelper is here to help, so you can move on with life. They provide clear money and pension guidance online and over the phone. They can also point you to trusted services, if you need more support. Money help all in one place, that’s free to use.
Everyday money – Savings – Work & benefits – Homes – Money troubles – Family & care – Pensions & retirement
The Arts Council of Wales has developed a new website that aims to use the restorative power of the arts to support the wellbeing of healthcare workers in Wales.
The Cultural Cwtsh is full of creative ideas and fun activities and is designed to lift spirits and boost the wellbeing of staff working across the NHS and the Social Care sectors in Wales.
Through short, accessible videos, in Welsh and English, professional artists from across Wales bring alive a whole range of different creative activities that include craft, painting, writing, drawing, dancing, singing, film and photography.
Click here for a short video introduction: Cwtsh Creadigol | Cultural Cwtsh – YouTube
We want you and your community to be able to live life to the full. That’s why finding ways to prevent mental health problems is at the heart of what we do.
SilverCloud is a free online course that is easy to use and offers help for a range of different topics as well as helping to develop skills to manage mental health and wellbeing.
A trained supporter is also available to help guide and encourage you throughout the programme with regular reviews
More information is available on the website Digital Mental Health Solutions in the UK | SilverCloud Health
Access to the service can be made without a referral via: https://nhswales.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/