5 Ways to Wellbeing MK

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

Take notice...


Help us to ‘Take Notice’ of Milton Keynes and celebrate MK’s 50th birthday in 2017 by taking a photograph of our unique city and entering our photography competition. We want to see your images - a landmark, a place, an event, local nature or local people - whatever inspires and encourages you to ‘Take Notice’ of MK.

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. Some people call this awareness 'mindfulness', and it can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges. 


Click here to find out more about taking notice.

Studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present (through our sensations, thoughts and feelings) directly enhances wellbeing.

Campbell park

Some local services you might find helpful

Parks and Open Spaces in Milton Keynes details the best green spaces around the city for recreation and lakeside walks.

The Parks Trust Milton Keynes runs events from the Proms in Campbell Park to nature reserve open days, as well as organised walking groups. 


MK Gallery offers a programme of exhibitions, events and international contemporary visual art as one of the UK's leading galleries.

Learn to meditate in just 10 minutes a day with the Headspace app. Daily meditation has been shown to help people stress less, exercise more and even sleep better.