Activities for a stronger mental wellbeing

Strong mental wellbeing gives you resilience in the face of life’s challenges and is something we can all benefit from. Fortunately, you can improve your mental wellbeing by making small changes to your daily routine.

Build your personal mental wellbeing activity deck

Below, you’ll find a collection of daily activities you can do to improve your mental wellbeing, listed on cards. You can use these activity cards as a tool to help you improve your mental wellbeing:

  1. Select the activity cards you’d like to try and create a personal deck of mental wellbeing activities.
  2. Practise 2-3 of your chosen activities each day.
  3. Check in with how you are feeling in one month.

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    Join a team

    Take part in a regular social sporting activity. To find sporting clubs and fixtures near you, visit the link below. 

    Take part in a regular social sporting activity. To find sporting clubs and fixtures near you, visit the link below. 

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    Ask 'how are you'?

    Really listen to someone's response when you ask "how are you?". You may make a huge difference in their day. 

    Really listen to someone's response when you ask "how are you?". You may make a huge difference in their day. 

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    Catch up with old friends

    Make contact with an old friend you haven't seen for a while to arrange a catch up. 

    Make contact with an old friend you haven't seen for a while to arrange a catch up. 

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    Try complimenting someone

    Aim to give at least one genuine compliment every day. You'll feel good, and so will they. 

    Aim to give at least one genuine compliment every day. You'll feel good, and so will they. 

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    Get out of your social comfort zone

    Say yes to a social event or outing you normally wouldn't go to. You'll meet new people, and maybe even make new friends. 

    Say yes to a social event or outing you normally wouldn't go to. You'll meet new people, and maybe even make new friends. 

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    Say thank you

    Say “thank you” to someone for something they’ve done for you. It could be in the moment, or for a kind deed in the past. 

    Say “thank you” to someone for something they’ve done for you. It could be in the moment, or for a kind deed in the past. 

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    Say please and thank you

    Make a conscious effort to say please and thank you to everyone. You'll be surprised at the positive response you get from such a simple act. 

    Make a conscious effort to say please and thank you to everyone. You'll be surprised at the positive response you get from such a simple act. 

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    Join a community group

    Join a community group and give your time to a worthy cause. It could be a sporting club, neighbourhood watch or even your local choir. 

    Join a community group and give your time to a worthy cause. It could be a sporting club, neighbourhood watch or even your local choir. 

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    Send a handwritten letter

    You might send a letter to say thank you, to celebrate a birthday, to accept an invitation, or even with a holiday card.

    You might send a letter to say thank you, to celebrate a birthday, to accept an invitation, or even with a holiday card.

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    Assist the elderly

    Volunteer in an aged care facility and connect with the residents. Contact your local centres to find out what you could do. Or, just spend more time helping your own elderly family members or neighbours. 

    Volunteer in an aged care facility and connect with the residents. Contact your local centres to find out what you could do. Or, just spend more time helping your own elderly family members or neighbours. 

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    Introduce yourself

    Go out of your way to introduce yourself to someone new at work, university or in your community. 

    Go out of your way to introduce yourself to someone new at work, university or in your community. 

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    Play a board game

    Switch off the TV after dinner and play board games with your family or house mates.

    Switch off the TV after dinner and play board games with your family or house mates.

Need more support?

Practising your mental wellbeing activities regularly can help build your resilience so you bounce back faster when you’re feeling sad or down. But sometimes, you might need some professional help to feel better again. There are a range of services and organisations available to support you.