About Make Time

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Make Time is all about helping you look after your mental wellbeing. Based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing, our aim is to give you ideas about the ways you can help yourself and those around you feel good inside and out…

By making time for yourself and others, you can feel happier and improve someone else’s day too! The campaign aims to reach everyone in Cheshire & Merseyside. On this site you will be able to find out more about the Five Ways to Wellbeing and learn about what’s available to help your wellbeing in your local area.


5 Ways to Wellbeing

 

The aim of Make Time is to promote the Five Ways to Wellbeing. These are a set of five activities that have been proven to help boost our mental wellbeing if we practice them regularly. The Five Ways are:


Keep Learning

 

It’s never too late to learn a new skill or take on a new challenge. Doing it will make you feel proud. Try a new recipe, learn an instrument or take a course.

Take Notice

 

It’s not often that we stop to notice the world around us, but make time to have a look around once in a while, it will make you feel differently. Try noticing the Spring flowers or the Autumn leaves.

Connect

 

Spending time with other people is important to everyone’s mental wellbeing. Connecting with others whether it’s family, friends, colleagues or neighbours can give us a boost when we need one. Try meeting up with friends or chat to a neighbour.

Give

 

However we do it, doing something for someone else gives us a lift. Helping a friend or stranger could make their day. And that simple act of kindness can go a long way to making you feel good too. Try helping someone with their shopping or giving up your seat on the bus.

Be Active

 

It doesn’t have to be an intense exercise regime but keeping active is key to keeping our bodies healthy and making us feel good. Doing something you enjoy is the most important bit. Try walking, cycling or playing a game.


There are many ways you can incorporate the Five Ways easily into your life. Even small changes can improve how you feel, so why not start today and think about how you can Make Time?

 

Interested to know more about how the Five Ways to Wellbeing were developed? Visit the New Economics Foundation (NEF) website here.



Find your area

 

Want to know what’s available in your area to help you improve your mental wellbeing? Click on your local area below for more information.


Make Time has been developed by Champs Public Health Collaborative, a partnership of public health professionals working across local government and the NHS in Cheshire & Merseyside to improve health and wellbeing of local people. For more information visit www.champspublichealth.com