Talking about wellbeing with your team or other colleagues is never easy. Here's some questions to get the conversation going.
When it comes to wellbeing, sometimes it can be difficult to know how to start a conversation. Whether you're concerned about a friend or just looking for ways to connect with others on a deeper level, here are ten conversation starters to get people to open up about their wellbeing:
This simple question opens the door for someone to share about any challenges or struggles they may be experiencing.
Asking about self-care practices can be a great way to encourage someone to prioritize their wellbeing and open up about any techniques they find helpful.
Focusing on positive experiences can help shift the conversation away from negative thoughts and promote a more uplifting discussion.
Many people struggle with stress and anxiety, and this question can encourage someone to share their coping strategies.
Asking about goals can help someone to clarify what they want for themselves and work towards achieving it.
Asking about therapy can help reduce the stigma around seeking mental health support and encourage someone to explore this option.
This question can encourage someone to share about their values and what helps them feel centered and connected to themselves.
Sleep is essential for wellbeing, and this question can prompt someone to reflect on their sleep habits and identify any changes they may need to make.
This question can encourage someone to share about any difficult thoughts or emotions they may be experiencing and open up about their struggles.
Focusing on gratitude can help shift someone's mindset towards a more positive and appreciative outlook.
Remember, it's important to approach these conversations with empathy, openness, and a willingness to listen. By starting the conversation and providing a safe space for someone to share, you can help promote wellbeing and connection.
Dr Helen Garr joined us at the NHS Staff Wellbeing Collective 2023 to look at the 5 ways to wellbeing through her talk titled "Go To Rome"