The Five Ways to Wellbeing, Nga Ara Rima, help people stay mentally well.

They were created as a result of the New Economics Foundation's (NEF) Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing research report.

NEF conducted a review of the most up-to-date evidence and found that building five actions into day to day lives is important for the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and organisations. The five actions are:

  1. Connect, Whakawhanaungatanga

  2. Give, Koha me te Aroha

  3. Take Notice, Kia Mataara, Mohiotanga

  4. Keep Learning, Whakatewhatewha

  5. Be Active, Mahi kakamā

You can introduce any of these actions into your life, any time, and you will begin to feel the benefits.

Read the Five Ways to Wellbeing Best Practice Guide, and visit each of our Five Ways to Wellbeing pages to get some ideas on how to begin. Start small, work at it – and good luck!

We have a series of posters, a postcard and a bookmark that you are welcome to print out or order free from our webstore. The posters are available in English and Maori as well as other languages, and there's one specifically aimed at men.