Wellbeing in the Workplace

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Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all part of mental wellbeing. Self-esteem and self-confidence are, too. So is a feeling that you can do the things you want to do. Mental wellbeing can take many different forms, but a useful description is feeling good and functioning well.

Having good mental wellbeing does not mean that you will never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult. But it does mean that you feel you have the resilience to cope when times are tougher than usual.

There are five steps to improve your mental wellbeing today.

If you give them a go you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from your life. It is definitely worth a try - so keep an open mind!

Click any of the links below for more information, including related events, activities and opportunities

Some useful websites are listed below:

Free Mental Health for Small Workplaces eLearning :


“Mental Health for Small Workplaces is well structured, informative and easy to access and navigate through. Each topic covered can be completed independently and includes a range of facts, short informative videos, as well as links to valuable resources and support.”


Thank you to our member Claire, from Healthwatch North Yorkshire for recommending this site.

Positive Psychology Initiatives

Learn about positive psychology through readings, videos, research, surveys, opportunities and more

Change 4 Life

Helping to get yourself and your kids eating well, moving more and living longer

Future Learn

Future learn is an online learning platform which allows you to learn new skills, pursue your interests or advance your career with short online courses.

Learn flexibly online for free.

Keep your skills up to date and improve your wellbeing. Start learning for free, on desktop, tablet or mobile.

Check out the website: https://www.futurelearn.com/

Libraries offer bags of support for people’s health and wellbeing.

Wellbeing bags contain resources such as self-help books, colouring books, recipes, puzzles, a relaxation CD and health information and advice to encourage people to look after themselves and enhance their mental wellbeing.

Anyone can borrow a Wellbeing Bag free for three weeks using their library card. The bags can be used by individuals or groups at home, in the library or in the community. For example, several people could work together on a jigsaw, promoting social interaction.

The bags were developed through a Dragon’s Den-style exercise among North Yorkshire County Council library service staff members, who were asked to devise innovative ideas to improve the service, with the best going before a panel of county councillors and officers.

The bags are now available on request at all local libraries.