Get moving more for your mental health

Posted by: Jamie Sharp - Posted on:

This week we are encouraging people of all ages across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get moving for your mental health, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week – 13 – 19 May.

This year’s theme is ‘Movement: Moving More for our Mental Health’ and physical activity has the huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. It can play a vital role in both preventing the development of mental health issues and in improving the quality of life for people who are experiencing poor mental health.

There are loads of events happening this week and throughout the rest of May across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. So why not plan a walk or some other fun, physical activity with your friends, family or colleagues? There are loads of activities planned for all ages and abilities that you can take part in, including walks, dancing, sports, gardening, Pilates, music and movement, and even a treasure hunt! Take a look at this webpage for more information, including our handy calendar of events to choose the right one for you.

There’s also our mental health and activity poster – full of advice on the key benefits of moving and tips on doing what is right for you. You can download the poster here.

If you, or someone close to you, needs help with mental health issues, details for a wide range of support are available on our website –

If you need urgent help with your mental health please call the Mental Health Central Access Point, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 0808 800 3302