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Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

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

This year, for Mental Health Awareness Week, Shield Services Group will be following in the footsteps of the Mental Health Foundation by supporting the focus on Movement.

When asked about this year’s subject, our Mental Health First Aider, Joanne Robb commented,The Mental Health Foundation has been leading Mental Health Awareness Week since 2001- helping to bring people and businesses together across the UK to focus on achieving good mental health, with millions of people from every part of society getting involved.  

This year, the focus is on Movement as a great way to enhance our wellbeing. Many of our colleagues are very active in their day jobs, but for those who aren’t, we encourage them to get up and move around. Even a short lunchtime burst of a 10-minute brisk walk can improve our mood, and increase our mental alertness, boosting our energy. The movement can help us feel better about our bodies and improve self-esteem. It can also help reduce stress and anxiety and help us to sleep better.”

Thankfully help and resources are at hand and there are tips which we should all be aware of to protect our mental health and get moving.

Joanne added, “As a Mental Health First Aider, who has had the benefit of training with the Mental Health Foundation, I would highly recommend that anyone who is looking for some advice takes a look at the tips available via this link: Mental Health Foundation – Tips For Getting Moving.”

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