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Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Getting your 'five a day' for mental health and wellbeing

Don't you agree that there are some days when you 'feel good' and other days when you don't?

There are lots of free and meaningful things that we can all do everyday that will improve our mental health and wellbeing.

The five ways to wellbeing, developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), are a set of evidence-based actions which promote wellbeing. 

Five Ways to Wellbeing - 1
Five Ways to Wellbeing - 1

We want to encourage you, your community and local organisations in West Berkshire to adopt the five ways to wellbeing. Why not commit to achieving your 'five a day' and improve your mental health and wellbeing?

Connecting with others

Try some of the below to connect with other people in West Berkshire:

Being active

It is recommended by NHS England that adults aged 19 and over should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, such as fast walking or cycling, a week.

There are different ways you can be active in West Berkshire:

Find more ideas on our physical activity webpage.

Remember if you go with a friend or colleague, you can 'connect' as well!

Taking notice

Keep learning

There's lots of things to learn about West Berkshire, and lots of places to learn in it! Why not try:


There's lots of ways to give back in West Berkshire:

  • find out about volunteer opportunities at the Volunteer Centre West Berkshire
  • find out about learning, employment and volunteering opportunities on the West Berkshire Directory
  • see if you can volunteer at your child's school - there are often a range of roles available such as listening to pupils read, helping out on a school trip, or becoming a school governor
  • donate or buy some furniture from the Community Furniture Project

These are just a few ideas that we came up with. If you've got any other ideas, why don't you create your own 'five ways to wellbeing' where you live? Feel free to share it with us!

Supporting businesses

We also support businesses and organisations to follow the five ways to wellbeing programme to benefit the health and wellbeing of their staff.

The programme includes:

  • access to downloadable resources, logos, and posters
  • access to ideas and examples on how to use the five ways to wellbeing

We've produced pdf icon Five Ways To Wellbeing logos [167kb] that you can use as part of the promotion within your business. 

You can also try:

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