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Manchester Ways to Wellbeing: Take Notice

16 Nov 2016

One of six simple actions you can incorporate into your daily life to help you feel good and function well

Take Notice

Improving your wellbeing can not only help you to feel better, it can also help you to function better. You'll feel the benefits in your physical health, performance at work and quality of life.

The University has identified the Manchester Ways to Wellbeing, based on detailed research and the recommendations of the New Economic Foundation. These are six actions that you can build into your day-to-day life in order to feel good and function well.

Here, we introduce the first of the Ways to Wellbeing - Take Notice - and explain how you can adopt it for yourself or choose an appropriate wellbeing activity to help you.

Take Notice

Lift your eyes from the next deadline or demand. Catch sight of beautiful things. Appreciate the unusual. Notice the changing seasons, sit and watch the world go by. Savour the moment, whether you are on the way to university, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

Here are some ideas to help you Take Notice on campus during Wellbeing Week:


  • Thursday, 17 November (1-2pm), Wellbeing Rooms (Large Group Room), Simon Building
  • Friday, 18 November (1-2pm), Wellbeing Rooms (Large Group Room), Simon Building

Manchester Museum Tour

  • Thursday, 17 November (2.15-3pm) - meet at Manchester Museum foyer

Shakespeare Miscellany: "Music oft hath such a charm"

  • Thursday, 17 November (1-2pm), Martin Harris Centre

Want more ideas?

For more activities this week, please check out:

Discover the other Manchester Ways to Wellbeing at: