• connect
  • support
  • thrive

Take Notice

Evidence suggests that taking notice of the present moment helps to improve our wellbeing, so we've put together a list of ideas that can help people to do that. We haven't listed many hobbies that give people something to focus on though, as there are just too many of them! But anything enjoyable that takes your mind off other things could also go here.

If you'd like to find out more about the 5 ways to wellbeing, we recommend these links:

An overview of the 5 ways to wellbeing - MIND

5 steps to mental wellbeing - NHS

We do our best to keep this page updated, but we are a small team. Please email us at if you've spotted something that needs updating.

Sarah's Meditation Videos

Sarah has been running the online meditation sessions, and recorded a few of her guided visualisations for us to turn into a video.

NHS England Wellbeing Audio Guides

Listen to this series of mental wellbeing audio guides to help you boost your mood.

NHS Cumbria Relaxation Techniques 

Audio files of relaxation techniques that can help relieve stress and gain a sense of well-being. Available in both male and female voices.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The RSPB bird identifier lists 406 species of birds found in the UK, including some rare overseas visitors. Visit their website to use their guide.