Five Ways to Wellbeing – Keep learning, me ako tonu

Embrace new experiences – awhitia te wheako hou, see opportunities – kimihia ngā ara hou, surprise yourself – me ohorere koe i a koe anō. Learning, remaining curious and setting goals are important for everyone at every stage of life. It helps children’s brains to grow healthy and strong, helps … Read more

Five ways to Wellbeing – Take notice, me aro tonu

Remember the simple things that give you joy – me aro tonu ki ngā mea māmā noa i ngākau harikoa ai koe. Paying more attention to the present moment, to our thoughts and feelings and to the world around us boosts our wellbeing. It helps us to behave in ways … Read more

Five Ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing were created as a result of the New Economics Foundation’s (NEF) Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing research report. NEF conducted a review of the most up-to-date evidence and found that building five actions into day to day lives is important for the wellbeing … Read more

Five Ways to Wellbeing – Give, tukua

Give your time, your words, your presence; tukua te wā ki a koe, ō kupu, ko koe tonu. Volunteering and being involved with your community is strongly linked with feeling good and functioning well. Carrying out acts of kindness, whether small or large, can increase happiness, life satisfaction and general … Read more

Five Ways to Wellbeing – Connect, me whakawhanaunga

Talk and listen – me kōrero, me whakarongo, be there – me whakawātea i a koe, feel connected – me rongo i te whanaungatanga The ability to form relationships is part of what makes us human. Positive social interactions make us feel happy, connected and secure. Building meaningful relationships with … Read more

Five Ways to Wellbeing – Be active, me kori tonu

Do what you can – whāia te mea ka taea e koe, enjoy what you do – kia pārekareka tāu i whai ai, move your mood – kia pai ake ō piropiro Being physically active is proven to boost our wellbeing and decrease stress, depression and anxiety.  When was the … Read more