The 5 way app has been designed to get people thinking about ways of using each of the Five Ways to Wellbeing by offering practical examples as well as links to services or activities available in cities such as Birmingham.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing Programme, commissioned by the Joint Mental Health Commissioning Team, the application which has been developed by Caron Thompson of Common Unity to challenge stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health issues to address stigma and discrimination associated with poor mental health, and explore how individuals can use the five ways to improve their own mental wellbeing.
Using the Five Ways to Wellbeing doesn't have to be difficult or costly, there are many simple things you can do to include the Five Ways to Wellbeing into your daily life. Being active doesn't have to mean joining a gym or joining a football club to join, although it could. There are plenty of other things we can do to be more active, for example, walking instead of using the car or public transport, gardening or exercising at home.
In 2008, nef was commissioned by the UK Government’s Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Well-being to review the inter-disciplinary work of over 400 scientists from across the world. The aim was to identify a set of evidence-based actions to improve well-being, which individuals would be encouraged to build into their daily lives. As an illustration of how Government action can be explicitly directed towards improving well-being, this page briefly sets out the five evidence-based ways to well-being and the sorts of policy interventions which could help to enable them.
The 5 ways app gives a basic list of activity you can do to aid in your health and wellbeing, from reading a book, going for a walk or saying hello to a friend, the app has a design as a base point for individual to start incorporating his own goals towards the five ways to wellbeing.