Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

1. Connect with other people Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing.

2. Be physically active Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence also shows it can also improve your mental wellbeing.

3. Learn new skills Research shows that learning new skills can also improve your mental wellbeing by boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem

4. Give to others Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing by creating positive feelings and a sense of reward

5. Paying more attention to the present moment can improve your mental wellbeing. This includes your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.

Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". Mindfulness can help you enjoy life more and understand yourself better. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.

Do not feel you have to learn new qualifications or sit exams if this does not interest you. It's best to find activities you enjoy and make them a part of your life

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