Monday 13th May to Sunday 19th May is Mental Health Awareness Week.  This year’s theme is, ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’.

Regular physical activity can make us happier and healthier which is good for our mental health, but many of us struggle with this for different reasons.  When we are active our  bodies release feel-good hormones, which can help to reduce anxiety and stress and help us to sleep better.​  The aim of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is to help people people to make a place for movement in their daily routines, which could include going for a walk, dancing or exercising.

Each year one in four of us will experience a mental health problem, but many do not get the help they need.  This week is about raising awareness so that everyone can get access to support when they need it.

If you need any help or support or you are worried about someone else, please contact the Safeguarding Office on 01364 645430 (Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 4:30pm).

You can also contact the mental health charity Mind (during office hours, Monday – Friday):

Devon Mind – 01752 512280

Cornwall Mind – 01208 892855

Dorset Mind – 01202 315329

Please click on the website links above to find further information about the help and support that is available near you.