Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Jasmine programme

The Jasmine programme is a women's therapeutic group facilitated by a qualified counsellor. Jasmine is for those who may experience:

  • anxiety and panic
  • depression
  • low self esteem/confidence
  • loss after relationship break up or bereavement
  • sleeplessness

The group is free and to qualify you must live, work or study within Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council.

Read more and make a referral at www.westkentmind.org.uk/jasmine or phone 01732 744950

Alternatively you can contact Tonbridge & Malling Healthy Living Team for information about all healthy lifestyle programmes running across the borough.

6 ways to wellbeing

The 6 ways to wellbeing can be quick, simple things like saying hello, giving way to another driver or pausing to look out of the window.

They can also be longer term projects, such as starting a hobby, recycling regularly or going for a walk every day.

Connect: People

Connect... With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections with support and enrich you every day.

Be Active: Body

Be Active... Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy; one that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Give: Spirit

Give... Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and will create connections with the people around you.

Keep Learning: Mind

Keep Learning... Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident, as well as being fun to do.

Take Notice: Place

Take notice... Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are on a train, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

Care: Planet

Care: Planet... Look after your community and the world. Make small changes to your life that will reduce your energy use, recycle more, leave the car at home, use low energy light bulbs, small steps to a greener life can make a difference.

For more information on mental health and wellbeing visit the Live It Well website:

http://www.liveitwell.org.uk/