What We Do

Roots to Wellbeing offer opportunities and activities that are inclusive and support you in your physical wellbeing and mental health.

We use the 5 Ways To Wellbeing to achieve this, which is a model researched by the New Economics Foundation as being important factors for mental wellbeing.

5 ways to Wellbeing

By participating in our activities and following the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

Connecting with others in your Community, building connections with neighbours, meeting friends and family. Connections are cornerstones and building meaningful relationships helps support and enrich your life each day. Also connecting with yourself by participating in activities that enable you to centre and relax.
Connect
Being more aware of the present moment, including the environment around you, nature, sounds, sights and smells of fresh cooked bread and flowers. Taking your time when eating, talking to others, noticing feelings in your body and reflecting on your experiences.
Take Notice
Trying something new, or rediscovering an old hobby. Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and ownership. Set yourself a challenge you will enjoy such as a recipe which will improve your confidence and be fun.
Keep Learning
Being active is not just cycling or a run. You can play a game, walk, garden, pilates, yoga, tai chi or dance. Discovering a physical activity you can enjoy and suits your current level of fitness (could start on a chair first or with your breathing)
Be Active
Giving is not just about material things, acts of kindness and doing something nice for a stranger or friend. Saying ‘Thankyou’ and smiling are free. Volunteering your time, joining a community group or activity expands your connections.
Give

What We Offer

  • Nordic Walks
  • Gong Baths
  • Creative Activities
  • Holistic Therapies

Why is wellbeing important

Health and Wellbeing is important to enable you to feel well, reduce stress and support yourself day to day.  It is important to value your self-care, diet, balance of activities including sleep, rest, work and productivity. Important factors throughout life include learning and experiencing activities, tools, techniques, holistic therapies and opportunities to connect with others and in nature to support you.  We offer accessible information that is spoken (auditory) visual (handouts) and hands on / participation in activities (kinaesthetic learning) to support you to identify your personal wellbeing factors.

Organisations such as Mind and NHS detail more on Health and Wellbeing, including links to Staff Retention (NHS):