Supporting Adults with Asperger Syndrome or
High Functioning Autism

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Five Ways message

In 2008, the New Economics Foundation was commissioned by the UK Government’s Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing to identify a set of evidence-based approaches to improve wellbeing, which individuals could be encouraged to build into their daily lives.  The report identifies Five Ways to Wellbeing which are:

 

Connect…

With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

 

Be active…

Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

 

Take notice…

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. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

 

Keep learning…

Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

 

Give…

Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

 

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    Published on: November 1, 2017

    The Assert annual day trip took place on Thursday 26th November to Arundel Castle. It was a fantastic day where we got to enjoy visiting the castle, the gardens and watching battle reenactments and archery displays. Thanks to everyone who attended.

  • Brighton Marathon

    Published on: November 1, 2017

    Assert registered as a charity for Brighton Marathon 2018 and we have three places up for grabs. If are interested in taking part in this amazing challenge and supporting Assert, please get in touch. Please email assert.bh@assertbh.org.uk

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