Focus on yourself with the five ways of wellbeing

Glasgow Rocks are passionate about the wellbeing of the players, staff, volunteers, fans and schools.

In our Schools Programme, we provide resources to help everyone do more to prioritise their wellbeing through the Five Ways of Wellbeing! In fact, we think that being a part of the Rocks family as a fan or volunteer can really support a persons journey to wellbeing. Read a little more about the five ways here:

ABOUT THE FIVE WAYS

The Five Ways to Wellbeing* is a set of five actions that a person can take to promote wellbeing.  Research shows that when a person takes these actions regularly, it is likely their wellbeing will improve. The five ways of wellbeing are to:

•   Connect – connecting with others
•   Give – giving – looking outward as well as inward
•   Be active – doing something active
•   Take Notice – taking notice of the world around you
•   Keep Learning – learning new things

Actions can be taken individually or in a group.

What is WELLBEING? It is sometimes described as “How a person is doing”. We might use it to talk about how we feel, how well we’re feeling today or what feels possible at the moment. Good mental wellbeing doesn’t mean you’re always happy or unaffected by your experiences but good mental wellbeing may mean you feel more able to cope.

THE FIVE WAYS

What is CONNECT? It means connecting with people around you. Spending time with your friends and family. It also means making new friends and using different ways to communicate.

What is BE ACTIVE? It means go for a walk or a run or cycle. Or you could choose to dance or play a game. You could also walk to school instead of getting the bus or go to the park or even try a new activity.

What is TAKE NOTICE? This is about taking time to be still, reflect, and become aware of your surroundings. Taking time to notice what you are thinking and be aware of what’s going on in the world around you: the everyday and the unusual.

What is KEEP LEARNING? This is about being curious and setting yourself goals about learning new things. Maybe research something you’re interested in or learn a new word or a random fact.

What is GIVE? This includes any action for the benefit of someone else. You could do something nice for a friend, volunteer your time, raise money for charity or even take action to improve your neighbourhood.

*The Five Ways of Wellbeing Framework was developed by the New Economics Foundation and is used throughout the NHS and other public health bodies