Wellbeing

Reading’s cultural sector now has a wealth of local initiatives that you can access online! Arts, culture and heritage can benefit your mental health and wellbeing in so many ways. We have grouped them by the NHS ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ and included additional resources around safeguarding and general wellbeing.

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13 May 2020

Connect

Feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need. These online links can help you connect to local history, as well as to cultural offerings across the country!

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13 May 2020

Take Notice

Reminding yourself to ‘take notice’ can strengthen and broaden awareness. Cultural activities can encourage a sense of mindfulness and being ‘in the moment’ which enhances your wellbeing.

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13 May 2020

Learn

Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life.

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13 May 2020

Be Active

Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. Stay in, work out – get active in and around your home.

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13 May 2020

Give

Helping others can actually make you happier too! In fact, committing an act of kindness once a week is associated with a direct increase in wellbeing.

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13 May 2020

Safeguarding

With so many initiatives being moved online, the way the cultural sector works with people has changed. It is vital to consider safeguarding. These resources provide more information.

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13 May 2020

General Wellbeing

Reading Borough Council’s Public Health and Wellbeing Team have been circulating regular Wellbeing Newsletters.

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