#WearitBlue this Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 takes place from 13 to 19 May, and the theme this year is ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’.

Physical activity and exercise can have a positive impact on our mental health, in lots of different ways. But for some of us, getting active can be a struggle – including those of us who live with mental health problems. 

How can physical activity improve my mental health?

Physical activity has lots of benefits for our mental and physical wellbeing. It can help with things like:

  • Managing stress
  • Improving sleep
  • Improving your mood
  • Improving confidence
  • Connecting with nature
  • Socialising and meeting new people
  • Managing symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Memory and brain functioning
  • Heart, muscle and bone health
  • Reducing the risk of developing some long-term health conditions, such as heart disease

Read more about physical activity and your mental health HERE

How can you get involved?

During the week, we will be running a #WearitBlue campaign to promote positive mental health and to help raise vital funds to support our mental health and wellbeing services in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

Thank you to all the local businesses who have got involved so far including;

And if you’d like to get involved, it’s not too late! Simply choose a day in the week for your business or yourself to #WearitBlue and encourage donations to our Just Giving Campaign Page.

Every donation helps to support our mental health and wellbeing services across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

We have produced a poster highlighting that you’re support the campaign and a QR to make a donation. If you’d like a copy of it for your workplace, please drop us an email [email protected] 

Text to donate

To make a quick, easy donation you can text WEARITBLUE to 70085 to donate £5.

Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be opting into hearing more from us. If you would like to donate but don’t wish to hear more from us, please text WEARITBLUENOINFO instead.

Social Media Toolkit

We have also created a social media toolkit for Mental Health Awareness Week with 14 different posts. If you’d like to receive the toolkit to share with your followers, please drop us an email [email protected] 

Thank you for your ongoing support 💙

Posted on: 24th April 2024

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