Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

Today kicks off Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, a movement bringing the UK together to concentrate on their mental health. 

‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’ is the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2024.

One of the most important things we can do to help protect our mental health is regular movement.

Our bodies and our minds are connected, so looking after ourselves physically also helps us prevent problems with our mental health. Exercise releases “feel good” hormones, that reduce feelings of stress and anger. It also helps us feel better about our bodies. It can improve our sleep too. If it involves other people, like being part of a team, a class or group we see regularly, that can also boost our mental health.

Despite these benefits, so many of us struggle to move enough. We know there are many different reasons for this, so this Mental Health Awareness Week we want to help people to find moments for movement in their daily routines.

The Trust will be marking the week by reflecting on our programmes and the postitive effect it is having on the mental health of those attending.