Hackney Council,

New '5 to thrive' website launched to help residents improve their mental wellbeing

Local health partners, including Hackney Council are encouraging people living and working in the City and Hackney, to take 5 simple steps every day to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

 ‘5 to Thrive’ - based on the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ outlines five steps that people can take every day to help improve their wellbeing by being active, connecting, taking notice, giving and learning new things. 

Residents will be able to access the 5 to Thrive information through a designated website that will provide information on local social and physical activities as well general wellbeing advice from trusted sources. 

The 5 to thrive initiative will bring together local partners including NHS North East London, MIND in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, Hackney Council,  City of London Corporation, Volunteer Centre Hackney, Core, Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Core Arts to ensure that residents are well informed and able to access events and advice in an easy, digestible way.  

The launch of 5 to Thrive is a great opportunity to connect residents with the services that are available locally. I would encourage all our residents to visit the website and start implementing even one or two simple steps to help improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Cllr Chris Kennedy, Cabinet member for health, adult social care, voluntary sector and culture

The five steps are: 

Giving– Research has found a link between helping others and an increase in wellbeing.

Learning New Things– Learning new things is a good way to meet new people, feel self-accomplishment  and boost our self confidence, which in turn improves our mental health and wellbeing.

Taking Notice – Taking notice of our thoughts, emotions and surroundings is a great way to stay present and pay attention to our needs. 

Being Active –We know that there’s a link between staying active and positive mental health and wellbeing. By making sure we are regularly moving our bodies, we can look after our mental and physical health at the same time.

Connecting –Connecting with the people around us is a great way to remind ourselves that we’re important and valued by others.

Visit the website and find out more here: https://fivetothrive.net/