Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 will take place from May 13th to 19th, with the theme "Movement: Moving more for our mental health."

Being active is not just important for our physical health, but it's also a powerful tool for our mental well-being. However, we understand that many of us struggle to get enough exercise. 

From chair exercises to a kitchen disco

We recognise that everyone has their own unique circumstances and challenges when it comes to physical activity. That's why, this Mental Health Awareness Week, we're committed to helping each individual find their own way to move more. 

Going for a walk in your neighbourhood, putting on your favourite music and dancing around the living room, or doing chair exercises while watching television - it all counts! The kitchen disco has become very popular with families, and it is a great way to get moving.

Walking as a pathway to health

Here at Shropdoc, we champion walking as a pathway to health - both physical and mental. We host our own Shropdoc shufflers group, which sees team members and their families - and four-legged friends - join regular organised walks throughout the year.

Walking is a simple yet effective way to get moving - it doesn’t require fancy equipment, can be done anywhere, and the best part is, it’s absolutely free! Check out our blog on walking as exercise for more insights and tips.

Mental health benefits

Engaging in regular walking can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve mood, and enhance overall psychological well-being. The rhythmic movement of walking, coupled with exposure to nature and fresh air, can have a calming effect on the mind, helping to alleviate stress and promote relaxation.

By promoting walking to enhance mental health, we hope to inspire individuals to incorporate more movement into their daily lives. 

Whether you have a boogie in the kitchen this weekend or simply taking a solo walk near your home, prioritising regular physical activity can have a profound impact on your mental well-being. 

So, lace up your shoes and let's take a stride towards better mental health together!


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