Walk this May!
WALK THIS MAY
MAY is National Walking Month and we would like to encourage everyone, to walk more, whether it’s through active travel, short walks or walking more in the office, strut your socially distanced stuff and get out there. Walking has huge benefits to health and walking in greenspace and parks is even better.
Join in with #WalkThisMay, send us your pictures through the hashtag #teamSHSCT & #WalkThisMay or email to email@example.com
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Creating Hope Through Action
This year’s campaign will run between World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September and World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The campaign focuses on one of the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing – CONNECT. Over five weeks we will share ideas about how you can connect to improve your wellbeing across PHA and HSC social media. Local groups and organisations will also be providing opportunities to connect with people in your community. We can all create hope through action by grabbing a coffee and connecting with friends and family during the campaign – in person or over the phone!
Here’s some other ways you can create hope through actions
Organise a Coffee & Connect event.
Click here to view the campaign brochure for tips and ideas to help organise your own Coffee & Connect event, you can also download a poster and invites. You can also find out more about the Camerado Movement and how to set up a public living room in your local community.
Think of a song choice that makes you feel hopeful and share it and the reason it makes you feel hopeful as part of the campaign’s ‘Songs For Hope’ Playlist. To submit your song and to see the growing Songs for Hope Playlist click here.
This year’s campaign has been developed by the six Health and Social Care Trusts in partnership with the Public Health Agency to help raise awareness and promote ideas to support better mental health and wellbeing within our communities.
Further information and resources is hosted on www.mindingyourhead.info
The Promoting Wellbeing Division can provide access to a range of health promotion posters and leaflets.
To request Promoting Wellbeing resources, please complete the form below or contact us with queries at firstname.lastname@example.org