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5 Days 5 Ways Challenge: Everything you need to know

Jul 30, 2021


The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are simple, evidence-based ways to improve your mental wellbeing.

They are:

  • Connect
  • Give
  • Keep Learning
  • Take Notice
  • Be Active

    We want to challenge you to try them for yourself throughout the summer and see what a difference it makes to your mental wellbeing.

    Who is this challenge for?

    What’s so great about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing is that anyone and everyone can do them! This challenge is for everyone, especially those who want to improve their mental wellbeing, but haven’t been sure where to start.

    Top tip! Get your family, friends or workmates involved too, not only are you sharing your mental wellbeing journey with them, but you can also share tips and ideas to help keep you motivated!

    How to participate

    Luckily, to do the 5Days5Ways you don’t need to commit to a plan, or even sign up! To participate in the challenge, you simply need to download our 5 Ways sheets (Weekly planner or Single Way Sheet, your choice!) and record your activity to help you keep track of the way you feel before, during and after the challenge.

    And if you need help with ideas for each of the five ways, we have prepared our cheatsheets!

    Finally, make sure to share your #5Days5Ways journey on your social media! Use our specially created social media posts to show your participation in the challenge! Download them below.

    Make sure you tag us using @melo_wales and the #5Days5Ways hashtag on all social platforms!

    How does it work?

    There are three ways you can do this challenge, you can do as much or as little as you like, it’s all great!

    1. You can do ONE of the 5 ways each day for 5 days. For example, Monday – Connect, Tuesday – Give, Wednesday – Keep learning, and so on. You can choose what ones you want to do on each day.
    2. You can do each of the 5 ways, every day, for 5 days! Make sure to vary it up a little, perhaps connect with different people, or go a different route for your walk every day! Consult with our cheat sheets if you are struggling to come up with ideas!
    3. For those who like a challenge, do 5 whole weeks of #5Days5Ways by either doing option 1 or option 2 above for 5 weeks!

    Let’s get started!

    Make sure you share your journey with us by tagging @melo_wales and using #5Days5Ways hashtag on any social media platform!

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