These are the methodologies that underpin the Wellbeing Challenge
The Five Ways to Wellbeing
Wellbeing is interesting … when things are going well, we think our wellbeing is just fine and there’s no need to do more to support it and/or increase it, when things start to become a little bit (or a lot!) hard, the tools we use to support our wellbeing are usually the first to go. Think about … the chocolate, the wine, no time to exercise etc. The good news is that just by being aware of the evidenced based actions of the Five Ways to Wellbeing (Give, Be Active, Keep Learning, Connect and Take Notice) is shown by research to improve people’s wellbeing. They can’t change our circumstances but building them into our daily lives can help us feel better, no matter what our starting point.
We believe that by combining aspects of the Five Ways to Wellbeing and Hauora, people have more of an opportunity to become a more well rounded individual and fully supported to lead flourishing lives.
We are strong advocates of positive psychology in that instead of thinking we only need to repair the worst things in life, we also need to build the best qualities in life. Therefore we have linked the Wellbeing Challenge to all aspects of Martin Seligman's PERMA model.