Back to all news
15 May 2024

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year is ‘Movement’ and the importance of moving more for our mental health. One of the most important things we can do to help protect our mental health is regular movement. Moving more can increase our energy, reduce stress and anxiety, and boost our self-esteem. Our bodies and our minds are connected. Looking after ourselves physically also helps us prevent problems with our mental health. This is especially important during exam season. Regular exercise releases brain chemicals key for memory, concentration, and mental sharpness at the same time as lifting our mood, and lowering stress and anxiety all of which contribute to brain health. Even a short burst of 10-minutes’ brisk walking can boost our mood and increase our mental alertness and energy.