Wellbeing Action Tool

The key to building wellbeing is finding out what works for you. 

That’s why we created our Wellbeing Action Tool. Designed with the community, we learned that finding meaning in the small but special things can benefit our daily lives. And the value of having a place to write down what works and why.

Are you looking to reset? Or do you want to improve your wellbeing journey? This Wellbeing Action Tool is for you.

Create your own plan-on-a-page

This simple template can be easily printed or used as a guide to plan the wellbeing actions that work for you.

Download the Wellbeing Action Tool

It can feel like a big task to make a plan to improve your mental wellbeing. But it's actually as easy as identifying what works for you. Then building on those actions to strengthen your mental wellbeing.

  • Identify things you already do that help.
  • Remind yourself why they work for you.
  • Set some goals or easy patterns.
  • Create the plan and return for inspiration.

 

 

How the Wellbeing Action Tool works

  1. 1

    Identify what works

    You know yourself, your life and your strengths. Start with what already works. Think about what actions make you feel good and build from there.

  2. 2

    Reflect on why

    Reflect on why those actions work for you. Reminding yourself how something makes you feel can help motivate you to do it.

  3. 3

    Plan to do them

    It's the small things done regularly that really help. Plan how often you’d like to do these actions to enjoy the benefits.

 

 

 

Pause

In a world that can feel overwhelming, sometimes taking moments to pause is essential. Take the time you need to rest and reflect. To practice self-care. To engage in positive self-talk. This might mean:

  • reflecting on your day or week
  • being mindful of how your body feels
  • having a rest day
  • checking your thinking is helpful and realistic
  • doing some slow and deep breathing
  • speaking positively to yourself

Act

Taking action is about doing the things that help you feel good and thrive. This might come from caring for your body or taking positive steps towards a goal. These actions could be small, big or somewhere in the middle. Some examples of taking action are:

  • eating a nourishing meal
  • getting out and being active
  • setting a small goal
  • celebrating an achievement
  • going to sleep early
  • creating a wellbeing plan

Connect

Having a sense of connection can help you feel safe, grounded and valued. Think about how you invest in your relationship with others or with your community. With nature or spirituality. Or with something else. Being connected means different things to different people, but it could involve:

  • volunteering
  • joining a community group
  • spending time somewhere you love
  • contacting a family member or friend
  • saying hello to a neighbour
  • praying

Enjoy

Think about the things that you know help spark joy in your day, whether big or small. Embrace them by making time for them. Or try something new. This might be:

  • reading
  • learning about land and country
  • playing a game
  • creating something
  • visiting a gallery, museum or event
  • making a playlist of music

Set your PACE with others

You can create your own wellbeing plan by yourself at any time. You can also use our Wellbeing Action Tool template to prompt a chat with people close to you about what works for your wellbeing.

Developing your plan with someone else is a good approach. It will help you be accountable. It also means creating a shared understanding of what your wellbeing needs are.

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To learn more about what works according to research, check out our evidence guides: