Adapted from Te Whare Tapa Whā, which looks at the four dimensions of wellbeing: Physical, Spirituality, Connectedness, and Mental & Emotional health.
Taha Hinengaro – Mental & Emotional Health
Thoughts, feelings and emotions are integral components of the body and soul. Our mental health and emotional health are often what others notice first when things aren’t going so well.
It's important to do all we can to keep these working well, prior to stressful events occurring in our life. Being strong mentally equips us with the resilience we need to face life’s journeys. There are many ways in which we can protect our mental and emotional health as we go about each day.
Some ideas to get you started:
Download a mindfulness app
Find a counsellor you can trust and spend time working through issues you are struggling with
Do something for someone else who needs support
Volunteer your time to an organisation
Remember to take holidays and get refreshed
Stay fit and healthy
Questions to facilitate check in discussions with your team members:
When did you feel most yourself this week? When did you feel most happy? What were you doing? Which moments made you feel as though you were nourished/nurtured?