We have incorporated the government’s initiative the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ into our own programme and called it the ‘Fibro 5’. The 5 Ways to Fibro Wellbeing.
The following sections are linked to our own versions specific to the limitations of our group members.
With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. 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 will support and enrich you every day.
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 and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.
Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, 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.
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 enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
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, as linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding an creates connections with the people around you
How do we give as a group?
- We invite you to join our group so that we can give you the support you are searching for
- We give emotional support to help you look out as well as in
- We signpost you to other groups and services linking you to the wider community
- Our group is positive and inclusive
How do we give as members?
- Members welcome new members to the group
- Members like to bake lots of lovely cakes and biscuits to share with the group
- Members ensure we keep the meetings positive so that we keep the group uplifted
- Members volunteer their time where they can to help support others
- Committee, Mental Health Champions, Buddies and Out reach and fundraising linking them to the wider community and creating connections
- Members give feedback to help us keep on track
Feedback from members about Giving
Give time and friendship to others
Helping others newly diagnosed to accept and manage their condition
Helping others who need a friend
Give your time to friends and family when possible
You need support too. A good friend or friends are a blessing
Nutrition – healthy snacks for the group
Be positive and make new friends
Tai Chi gives time and patience – 2 group members trained as instructors