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Six Ways to be Well in the Scottish Borders

Six Ways to be Well PinwheelIn 2016/17 the Joint Health Imrpovement Team led a partnership approach to develop a new guide to wellbeing for the Scottish Borders, launched in May 2017 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The guide offers ideas about how to become healthier and happier and signposts to local organisations, groups and opportunities.

There are many things we can do to look after our own wellbeing. There are also many things we can do to support the people around us.

This guide uses 'Six ways to be well' to recommend small changes you can make.

  • Nurture
  • Be Active
  • Belong
  • Be Kind
  • Enjoy and Learn
  • Be Aware

Think of these as your 'six a day' for wellbeing. Try these six ways to help you become healthier and happier.

Download the full version of 'Six Ways to be Well in the Scottish Borders'

Download a summary version

Download a form to help you plan a small change you want to make to improve your wellbeing

Download a form to help you plan all six ways to be well

For further ideas about making changes to your lifestyle visit Small Changes, Big Difference

For Stress Busting tips visit Stress Busters

The Joint Health Improvement Team leads and supports work across the Scottish Borders to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

The Joint Health Improvement Team:

  • Leads and supports work across the Scottish Borders to improve health and reduce health inequalities.
  • Operates with partners in the NHS, Scottish Borders Council, Police Scotland, the community and voluntary sector as well as the public.
  • Supports people at all stages of their lives on a range of topics including nutrition, physical activity, tobacco, mental health and suicide prevention, respectful relationships and sexual health.  
  • Develops partnerships to achieve better health outcomes, through community development and workforce development and to influence plans and strategies that have an impact on health and wellbeing.

For more information visit the Joint Health Improvement Team pages of the Public Health webpage.