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Mental Health Awareness Week 13th to 19th May 2024

13 to 19 May is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’.  


One of the best things we can do for our mental health and wellbeing is to be active. Our bodies release feel-good hormones when we're active that can also reduce anxiety and stress and help us sleep better.  


This Mental Health Awareness Week we want to encourage you to find moments for movement in your daily routines. No matter how much you do, everything counts!   


Better Health Get Active has tools, tips and special offers to help you move more every day.   

We Are Undefeatable has ideas and advice for ways to get active if you are managing a long-term health condition, including ‘five in five’ where you can start building small five-minute amounts of activity into your day which anyone can use. 

Street Tag is a free mobile app where you can join a virtual team and earn points from physical activities whether indoor or outdoor. 


This year’s Director of Public Health Annual Report focused on ways to incorporate more movement into your daily life. Learn more about small ways you can get moving more. 


Staff can also access mental health support through the free Employee Assistance Programme or Live Well Greenwich’s directory of support.  


Do you have ideas on how to improve mental health and wellbeing for staff members? The Mental Health and Wellbeing Network provides advocacy for staff with experience of, or an interest in, mental health and wellbeing issues. Anyone interested should contact mental-health-wellbeing@royalgreenwich.gov.uk for more information.