Ways to improve your mental wellbeing

Things you can do to help prevent mental ill-health.

Connect with people

Connect with the people around you, with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. To find things to do and places to meet people, search Haricare for community and social groups 

The Great London Friendship Project also runs regular events, activities and community initiatives to help young adults in their 20s and 30s connect, build life-long friendships and make memories. 

Be active

Participation in regular physical exercise can increase self-esteem and reduce stress, low mood and help you sleep better. Go for a walk or run, cycle, play a game, garden, dance - exercising makes you feel good.

Take notice

Be curious, catch sight of the beautiful and unusual. For a range of local events, view our events listings 

Keep learning

Try something new, rediscover an old interest, sign up for courses, or take on a different responsibility at work. Learning new things can be fun and increase your confidence.

Give to others 

Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Volunteer your time by joining a community group. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

Get a good night’s sleep 

Good sleep is essential for good health and wellbeing. With around a third of adults having trouble sleeping at some point in their lives. Good Thinking provides a broad range of resources to help people having trouble sleeping, including their comprehensive Sleep Workbook.

Find out how to get better sleep on the Good Thinking website 

If you need to talk to someone

It can be difficult to know the best way to approach conversations about mental wellbeing. 

Thrive London has created a conversation starter tool to help encourage gentle and supportive conversations about mental health and wellbeing with friends, family, and acquaintances. You can also find appropriate help and advice services for professional support. 

Learn more about Thrive LDN's conversation starter tool