Please enter an image description. Mental health starts where we play

The more social connections one has, the greater the contribution to their mental health and the better their ability to cope with stress and trauma.

  • Belonging to a group or community brings meaning and purpose that makes us stronger and more capable of dealing with day-today challenges to our mental wellbeing - it also provides a strong social network in a time of need.
  • Connections are vital for wellbeing - social, family, relationships
  • Discover new interests, hobbies, passions, and friends in your community.
  • Take on a new physical challenge like rock climbing, running or yoga, or join a community sports club.
  • Purse a creative outlet, like learning to play an instrument or learning to paint or draw.
  • Research shows recreational sport enhances our health and wellbeing.
  • Get outdoors and ‘play’ in nature.
  • Things you can do to boost your mood: read a book, listen to music, attend a concert, catch a movie, dance or sing, creative writing, paint a picture, play a music instrument.
  • Why not organise or host a coffee catch up, riverside walk, volleyball game, barbecue get together or a singing night.