Here at the University of Manchester, we define wellbeing as everything that makes you feel good both physically and mentally.
Life as a student can be busy but by reflecting on your wellbeing you can discover ways to build easy steps into your daily life to improve it; you might even find you are doing some of them already.
Evidence shows that there are number of types of activity that improve wellbeing, and we’ve based our six ways to wellbeing framework around these*. The great thing about the six ways is that you don’t have to do all of them – and some activities, such as going on a walk with friends, allow you to do more than one at once. It’s important to find a blend of things that fits with your lifestyle yet stays fresh and varied, keeping you inspired.
Wellbeing champions run events in their schools and across the University to improve and raise awareness of wellbeing. Click to find out more.
*The evidence behind these our six ways is summarised in Five ways to wellbeing, a report the UK government’s Foresight programme written by the Centre for Well-being at the New Economics Foundation.