An individual’s health is a key aspect of their wellbeing and one of ten domains identified by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The terminology around Health and wellbeing is often used interchangeably, and sometimes incorrectly.
Wellbeing comprises an individual’s experience of their life, and a comparison of life circumstances with social norms and values.
Its has two dimensions:
Subjective wellbeing asks people directly how they think and feel about their own wellbeing, and includes aspects such as life satisfaction (evaluation), positive affect (hedonic) and a judgement on whether their life is meaningful (eudemonic).
Objective wellbeing is based on assumptions about basic human needs and rights, including aspects such as adequate food, physical health, education and safety. Objective wellbeing can be measured through self-report (asking people how they view their health) or through more objective measures (e.g. mortality rates and life expectancy).
Mental wellbeing is part of overall wellbeing and is more than just the absence of mental illness. It is a positive state of mind and body, underpinned by social and psychological wellbeing.
It enables and supports:
- Good relationships
- Improved resilience
- Improved health
- Meaning, purpose and control
It is predictive of improved healthy life expectancy, quality of life and life satisfaction, and is linked with physical health and living with, and recovering from, both physical and mental illnesses.
- Improving your mood,
- Reduce risk of depression
- Strengthen your relationships
The five ways to Wellbeing shown below will connect you to Bromsgrove Partnership.