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  1. 1. Six Ways to Wellbeing Seminar Simple things which make a big difference to the way you feel Tim Woodhouse KCC Public Health
  2. 2. 1)Name. 2)Organisation. And then choose ONE of the following sentences to complete I am here today because.. or The thing that made me happiest last week was.. or My favourite place on earth is
  3. 3. An overview of the day Why we are here Mental health facts and figures How we can help you pass on the six ways to wellbeing Six ways taster Lunch 1999 20TH CENTURY FOX FILM CORP
  4. 4. Why are we here? To help you grow your wellbeing To improve the wellbeing of the people of Kent by asking you to help spread the six ways campaign
  5. 5. But first. 6
  6. 6. But first. 7 ITS ICEBREAKER TIME!!!!
  7. 7. One minute masterpiece 8
  8. 8. Why are we doing this? 9
  9. 9. What is health? The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. WHO. Basic Documents. 43rd Edition. Geneva: WHO: 2001 10
  10. 10. What is mental health? a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. WHO: Strengthening Mental Health Promotion 2001 (Fact Sheet No 220) Geneva: WHO: 2001 11
  11. 11. One in four people will suffer from a mental health problem every year 12
  12. 12. What do we mean by mental health problem? 13 Mixed anxiety & depression 9.7 in 100 people Anxiety 4.7 in 100 people Depression 2.6 in 100 people Phobias 2.6 in 100 people Eating disorders 1.6 in 100 people OCD 1.3 in 100 people Panic disorder 1.2 in 100 people The Health & Social Care Information Centre, 2009, Adult psychiatric morbidity in England, Results of a household survey
  13. 13. The scale and impact of mental illness in the UK Mental illness is the largest single cause of disability (23% of the national disease burden) It is the leading cause of sickness absence (70 million sick days in 2013) It costs the UK economy 70100 billion per year; 4.5% of Gross Domestic Product 180 people committed suicide in Kent in 2013 People with mental illness die on average 1520 years earlier than those without, often from avoidable causes (Chief Medical Officer) 14
  14. 14. Free training: Mental Health First Aid
  15. 15. Wellbeing and mental health There is more to good mental health than avoiding mental illness 5 minute table discussion to answer the following question Our definition of wellbeing is . 16
  16. 16. Wellbeing and mental health Wellbeing is about feeling good and functioning well o Being happy and contented, o Positive self-esteem & self confidence o Feeling like you can do what you want to do o Being able to cope with lifes ups and downs Increasing wellbeing is likely to lower the risk of mental health problems 17
  17. 17. Where does wellbeing come from? 5 minute table discussion to answer the following questions What leads to improved wellbeing.? And what doesnt? 18
  18. 18. Wellbeing Video 19
  19. 19. Simple things which make a big difference to the way you feel 20 Six Ways to Wellbeing
  20. 20. Six Ways to Wellbeing Be Active - Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Discover a physical activity that you enjoy. Keep Learning -Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for a course. Learning new things will make you more confident, as well as being fun. Give - Do something nice for a friend or stranger. Smile. Volunteer your time. See yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community its rewarding. Connect - with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Take Notice - Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Savour the moment. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Care for the planet - Make small changes to your life that will reduce your energy use, recycle more, leave the car at home. 21
  21. 21. Website: Website:
  22. 22. Live It Well - Support in the Local Community Database listing approx. 400 free or low cost community based services Mapped to CCG areas Search if you need free NHS Counselling National and local support groups 24 helplines or online services Easily downloaded in Your Support
  23. 23. Videos include: Simon: Be Active Bee: Keep Learning Kevin: Give Emma: Connect Kathy: Take Notice Steve: Care for the planet
  24. 24. 25 The Six Ways to Wellbeing . ..needs YOU!
  25. 25. We need you to spread the word With colleagues, friends, family and your communities Share the campaign and recruit others Do a talk at a staff meeting or similar Have a Wellbeing corner in your community centre Use our guide to Running a Wellbeing Event to help you & remember we are here to help advise you 26
  26. 26. Free Wellbeing Resources! Includes: Posters Logos and artwork Invites and poster templates All activities from today Running a Six Ways to Wellbeing guide Slides from today Soon to be available: Talk about Wellbeing as library lending resource Network of Wellbeing launching soon
  27. 27. Wellbeing Creative Partnership LV21 Project Video 28