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Mental Health Awareness Week

By hannahk 09 May 2024

Monday 13th - Friday 19th May marks Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 and this year's theme is 'Movement: Moving more for our mental health'

Mental Health Foundation is a UK charity that aims to raise awareness around Mental Health and the importance of building good mental health. Mental Health awareness is important all year long but every year, the charity celebrate a particular theme to get us talking more about our mental health.

This year it's all about the positive impacts of moving and exercise. In the busy day-to-day of university life, it can be hard to find the time to get moving and do some exercise. We're reminding of you some simple ways you can bring more movement into your life and feel the benefits on your physical and mental health. 

Free activities with Sport Liverpool

Sport Liverpool have weekly free Turn up and Play sessions as well as campus walks and an outdoor gym to help get you out and about. Find out more here

Join the Around the World Strava challenge

The Mental Health Foundation have released a Strava challenge which is open to anyone! The aim is to accumulate as many miles as possible throughout May so whether you want to join the challenge for a half hour walk, jog, cycle, wheel or whatever it may be - join the Strava challenge here.

Hire sport equipment for free from your Hall

Did you know you can hire sport equipment for free from your hall reception? Hire everything you need for badminton, table tennis, rounders, frisbee and more! Pick a sunny day and pop down to your reception team to hire out everything you need to get moving! Find out more here.

Follow a Liverpool Park route

Liverpool City Council have mapped out some of the best routes to take whether you're running, walking, jogging or cycling. Explore some of the city's best parks and green spaces while getting active - click here.

Check out our Exploring Liverpool page for green spaces you can get out and about in!

Rainy day? 

If you're looking to get active from the comfort of your own bedroom, try a Youtube workout! It can be just 10 minutes long - Les Mills have lots of free, online workouts you can try here. 

Whatever you get up to this Mental Health Awareness Week, remember to share your #MomentsForMovement and tag Mental Health Foundation on Instagram!