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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Get Healthy
Keep Learning
Show Kindness
Connect more
Take Notice
Embrace Nature

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  • Connect more Connect more, Take Notice Take notice

    Spend time with animals

    Pay attention to how they move their bodies, what makes them excited or calm, and what they choose to explore. Notice how they make you feel when you're around them. 

    Pay attention to how they move their bodies, what makes them excited or calm, and what they choose to explore. Notice how they make you feel when you're around them. 

  • Take Notice Take notice

    Play your favourite music

    Listen to your favourite music playlist and notice how that makes you feel.

    Listen to your favourite music playlist and notice how that makes you feel.

  • Show Kindness Show kindness, Connect more Connect more

    Bring friends together

    Introduce friends who you think might have something in common. 

    Introduce friends who you think might have something in common. 

  • Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Take up an outdoor hobby

    Find a hobby that lets you spend more time outdoors, enjoying the natural world. Whether its surfing, bug collecting, or even outdoor archery.

    Find a hobby that lets you spend more time outdoors, enjoying the natural world. Whether its surfing, bug collecting, or even outdoor archery.

  • Show Kindness Show kindness, Connect more Connect more

    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. 

  • Show Kindness Show kindness, Connect more Connect more

    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. 

  • Keep Learning Keep learning

    Try something new each week

    Challenge yourself to try one new thing each week. It could be a new recipe, hobby or even a new type of exercise.

    Challenge yourself to try one new thing each week. It could be a new recipe, hobby or even a new type of exercise.

  • Show Kindness Show kindness, Connect more Connect more

    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. 

  • Show Kindness Show kindness

    Collect coins for charity

    Put small change to good use by collecting your loose coins in a 'giving' jar. When its full, donate it to a charity or community cause.

    Put small change to good use by collecting your loose coins in a 'giving' jar. When its full, donate it to a charity or community cause.

  • Get Healthy Get healthy, Take Notice Take notice, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Take a dog for a walk

    Take a dog for a walk and see how they respond to nature. If you don't have your own, offer to walk your friend or neighbour's dog. 

    Take a dog for a walk and see how they respond to nature. If you don't have your own, offer to walk your friend or neighbour's dog. 

  • Show Kindness Show kindness, Connect more Connect more

    Forge an inter-generational friendship

    Catch up with someone from another generation and talk about their experiences growing up. Check out #OldMate to connect with people of all ages in your area. 

    Catch up with someone from another generation and talk about their experiences growing up. Check out #OldMate to connect with people of all ages in your area. 

  • Connect more Connect more

    Try a local meet up

    Join a local group to meet people, try something new, or do more of what you love. Visit the meetup website and start making new friends. 

    Join a local group to meet people, try something new, or do more of what you love. Visit the meetup website and start making new friends. 

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.