Be Well, Feel Well: A healthier Suffolk in 2023
How do you look after your mental health and wellbeing?
A campaign for 2023 which focuses on 12 ‘emotional needs’ – one for each month – to bring you practical tips, people’s stories and support to keep you well. About the 12 emotional needs: To help you stay well, Suffolk Mind use an ‘organising idea’ that we all have physical and emotional needs and a set of skills and resources that we’re born with to meet those needs. Look out for a new article every month based on one of the 12 emotional needs, with information for how you can keep healthy, get the help you need and even save money!
Security When we feel safe, we think clearly and respond to events sensibly while coping with change. When we feel unsafe, perhaps about our finances or relationships, stress is triggered to get us to act. But too much stress can make it difficult to think clearly about how we can address unmet needs while meeting other needs. Find out more here...
Attention We all need to give and receive attention to stay mentally healthy. Too much attention is bad for us, as is too little attention. And we will accept negative attention when positive attention isn’t available. Because most of us are unaware of our need for attention it can be hard to meet in healthy ways. Find out more here...
Looking for another month? You can find them here: About the 12 emotional needs
Follow the hashtag #BeWellSuffolk23 on social media for additional information, support and advice linked to this campaign. Be Well, Feel Well: A healthier Suffolk in 2023 is a partnership between Suffolk Mind, Public Health & Communities and a range of community groups teaming up to focus on ways for you to be well throughout the year.
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Tuesdays 12 September to 28 November 2023, 9.30am - 2.30pmActivGardens offers placements and volunteering opportunities for young people and adults of all abilities, with facilities for wheelchair users. Grow Your Future at ActivGardens – for people aged 16+ If you are looking for a new direction come and take part in our programme to…Chantry Walled Garden, Chantry ParkHadleigh RoadIpswichSuffolkIP2 0BS
Wednesdays 13 September to 29 November 2023, 9.30am - 2.30pmActivGardens offers placements and volunteering opportunities for young people and adults of all abilities, with facilities for wheelchair users. Grow Your Future at ActivGardens – for people aged 16+ If you are looking for a new direction come and take part in our programme to…The People’s Community Garden,Maidenhall Allotments,Halifax RoadIpswichSuffolkIP2 0HH
Tuesday 19th December 1pm-2pmTuesday 19th December 1pm-2pm The power of noticing (Suitable for 11- 18 year olds & parents)How does being present boost our wellbeing and relationships?Join us in this webinar to explore the links between the power of noticing and the impact on our wellbeing and mood,…