Making Life Better Together

Wellbeing and Resilience

Wellbeing and Resilience Resources

Take 5 steps to wellbeing 

Take 5 steps to wellbeing is a set of evidence-based public health messages aimed at improving the wellbeing of the whole population. Take 5 is based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) as the result of research undertaken as part of the Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing (2008). Evidence indicates that people who practise all five steps have the highest level of wellbeing regardless of circumstances.

Belfast Strategic Partnership has developed a toolkit to support the Take 5 messages with sections intended for practitioners, communities and organisations. Each section includes a range of tools with an explanatory note on each one. The tools can be used to get people thinking about wellbeing and to facilitate conversations with individuals or groups about how they might include Take 5 in their daily lives. They can also be used to set specific goals either for individuals, community groups or organisations.

A plain copy of each of the Take 5 tools is available in the section “All Take 5 Tools”.  These do not have the explanatory notes on them and are, therefore, suitable for copying and sharing.

You are welcome to use this resource providing it is not used for financial gain; we would ask that you acknowledge Belfast Strategic Partnership when doing so.

Take 5 Toolkit

 

Have Your Say Belfast 

Have Your Say Belfast is a survey developed by Belfast Strategic Partnership. It asks people in Belfast to tell us about their health and wellbeing with a range of questions about people’s home life, social life and about where they live. The survey also asks if people have been treated for anxiety or stress within the last year. The responses are used to inform our plans to address and improve the factors that influence good emotional wellbeing. We have undertaken two surveys to date in 2012 and 2016; the reports for each survey are below:

Have Your Say Belfast Survey 2012

Have Your Say Belfast Survey 2016