Health in mind


Our physical and emotional wellbeing can help us to feel good about ourselves and the world around us.


Happiness, enjoyment, self–confidence and self–esteem are feelings of positive mental wellbeing. 

When we experience positive wellbeing we feel able to get the most out of our lives and we can cope better with life’s ups and downs. 

When we are stressed, worried or feeling low the most unhelpful thing we can do is turn to something unhealthy to help us cope, such as smoking or drinking. 

Eating well, exercising and connecting with the world around us can make us feel happier as well as being good for our health. 

If you would like to stop smoking or would like advice on managing your drinking the following two websites may help:

want 2 stop 

Practical tips, advice and support for quitting smoking 

know your limits

Practical Tips, advice and support about alcohol


“There are two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein


Recommended Reading

Seasonal awareness and wellbeing

Marie–Claire Wilson, 2011, ISBN 1846944694

Explains how to adapt your health and wellbeing practices to the seasons to bring effortless improvements in how you feel and look

Twenty one days to a new you

Cecilia d’Felice, 2011, ISBN 140910303X

Award–winning clinical psychologist’s step by step guide to transforming your life. Learn to treat yourself well – inside and out.