DAILY stresses and concerns have been thrown into the spotlight in Alcester as a report reveals one in five people in Warwickshire either never or rarely feel relaxed, while around one in ten people do not feel close to other people.

Over the next five weeks Public Health Warwickshire is asking the county’s residents to think about their wellbeing and to commit to five ways in which they can improve how they are feeling in the lead up to this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts on May 12.

Whether it’s getting out and about, doing a good deed or learning to do something new, Public Health Warwickshire hopes some of the suggestions in the coming weeks will help people think about their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them.

Dr John Linnane, director of public health in Warwickshire, said: “People who have a positive experience of their life usually feel happy, content, enjoy things and are interested in their surroundings and people.

“Feeling positive about relationships, feeling in control of your life and having a sense of purpose will all improve wellbeing.”

Councillor Dave Shilton is championing mental health for Warwickshire County Council and he added: “There is a great deal we can all do to improve our wellbeing on a day-to-day basis.

"I certainly look forward to hearing people’s experiences from around the county and what action they are taking to improve their own wellbeing.”

For more information on how to keep happy visit publichealth.warwickshire.gov.uk/5ways/.