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Mental wellbeing

While many people will enjoy good mental health most of the time, lots of us have periods when we might not feel as good as we could. However, there are lots of easy, free things you can do to improve your wellbeing.

Five Ways to Wellbeing gives simple advice on things you can do to make yourself feel good, including being active, connecting with others, and learning. Generate your own personal action plan to improve your health by using our simple tool:

Make your own mind plan (opens new window)

  • Our adult learning pages list courses you can take to learn new skills and keep your mind active
  • Visit the Active Norfolk website to find information about all sorts of sports and clubs to help you find an activity you will love 
  • There are many ways you can connect with others through your local library, both in person and online.
  • Use LUMi to find nearby community spaces, activities and organisations. You can also use the site to advertise and share your skills with other people
  • Norfolk and Waveney Mind offer reduced price counselling, group meet-ups and help getting back into employment
  • Volunteering is a great way of keeping busy and boosting your wellbeing
  • If you're worried about living costs you can find information on our help with living costs pages.

Local support services

For general information, advice and support about mental wellbeing:

Norfolk & Waveney Mind (opens new window)

Norfolk and Waveney Wellbeing Service (opens new window)

Other support services

There are lots of other services available that offer wellbeing support:

Finances and housing

  • Citizens Advice - General advice e.g. benefits check 03444 111 444. For universal credit 'Help to Claim' contact 0800 144 8444
  • National Debt line - Get free confidential and independent advice on dealing with debt problems in the UK. 0808 808 4000 9am-8pm Monday-Friday
  • National Gambling Helpline - Providing information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. 0808 8020 133
  • Shelter - Housing advice including tenancies, private/social housing, evictions, contracts, homelessness. 



Children and young people

  • Just One Norfolk - support for children, young people and families across Norfolk 
  • ChatHealth - Support for those aged 11-19 in Norfolk. Text 07480 635 060
  • Parentline - Support for parents in Norfolk. Call 0300 300 0123


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