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...


Take a look back at the MK50 birthday in 2017 by browsing the images from our recent photo exhibition. It showcases around 100 entries from the 5 Ways to Wellbeing ‘Take Notice’ competition where residents were invited to express what inspires and encourages them everyday in their unique city.

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. 


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


Take Notice

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.

Other places to find more information about getting advice:

Last Updated: 3 May 2022