Be Happy

Quick Tips

DIY Happiness! Croydon tips to wellbeing.

1. Keep in touch with people

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We get by with a little help from our friends! Having good relationships with family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and people in your community can really help you through tough times, as well as having people to share the good times with.

2. Move more

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Being active doesn't always mean going to the gym. You can go for a nice morning or evening walk to get some fresh air, take part in football games with a group of friends, go cycling with family members or try something like swimming to help you clear your mind.

You can find a range of walks available in Croydon, from Walking for Health

3. Learn more

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There are always new things to learn. From professionally developing yourself to picking up a new hobby. Knitting, painting, playing an instrument, learning a language or cooking all count. Keeping your mind active and stimulated as well as your body can help you maintain positive wellbeing.

You can join a library in Croydon to access thousands of books and online resources.

Reading Well is a scheme that helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful or suggested reading. Books are selected by health experts or people living with a range of conditions. A healthcare professional may recommend a title, or you can visit a local library and take a book out for free.

Alternatively, you could try your hand at a new skill, with a wide range of courses available at Croydon College or Croydon Adult Learning and Training (CALAT)

4. Give more to others

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A small act of kindness can go a long way. From lending your neighbour some milk to fundraising for charity. There are lots of different charity events to take part in, you can do something funny or daring to raise money. Volunteering at local community centres or charities also helps you feel better and connect more with your community. CarePlace and Croydon Voluntary Action can help you find community groups you can get involved in.

5. Take notice of what's around you

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Pay more attention to what’s going on around you, your thoughts and how you feel. Being more mindful helps you notice how you’re feeling, which can help you maintain positive wellbeing. Mindfulness is a powerful technique that can help you notice more.

There are many opportunities to explore in Croydon, with a range of parks and open spaces to visit.