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Having meaning in life

Whatever your take is on the meaning and purpose of your life we have resources available to offer support

Finding meaning in life

Having meaning in life means we often find a sense of connection to something bigger than us.  Some may find that their meaning in life is intricately linked to their religion. Others seek meaning through their connections to nature or art. Your sense of purpose may change throughout your life - adapting to experiences and relationships.

Having a sense of purpose

Research has shown that having a sense of purpose increases overall well-being. Finding your meaning in life stems from being mindful and a process of understanding the beliefs, values and ethics that guide your life. Seeking meaning in life has been linked to increased life satisfaction, improved mental and physical health, enhanced resiliency and self-esteem, and decrease in the risk of depression

Struggling to find meaning in life

Sometimes it is not easy to find our meaning or purpose - this might be making you feel unfulfilled. Whatever your take is on the meaning and purpose of your life we have resources available on the website to offer support. We've partnered with other organisations to make sure we can offer varied and tailored support. And we work with people who have specific expertise in this area to help us create advice and guides.

And if you or your partner have ever been a member of The IET and have savings of less than £60,000 we can help with the costs of counselling or membership of Anxiety UK. Follow the links below for more details of what we can offer or get in touch with us.

Support information available to you

Library

  • Dyslexia blogs from Mamta Singhal
  • Wellbeing articles and videos from Peter Scott
Visit our library

Anxiety UK

  • Wellbeing assessment
  • Headspace app /booklets
  • Counselling and therapy
Visit Anxiety UK

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