Join the Alliance in supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

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The Sport and Recreation Alliance is pleased to share our busy schedule of activities for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, taking place on 18-24 May.

This year’s campaign focuses on the power and potential of kindness – something that is prevailing all over the world during these challenging times.

Join us throughout the week as we explore the positive ways we can boost our mental wellbeing and show support for those around us who are going through a stressful or difficult time.

Monday 18 May

Monday Motivation

Thanks to our friends at EMD UK, you can start your week with a 30-minute HIIT workout delivered online by the multi-award winning boxing club, Total Boxer. It is widely understood that exercise can improve your mood by increasing your body’s endorphins - so come along and join in the fun!

When: 9.30am

Where: https://zoom.us/j/96106053745

More info: https://www.totalboxerondemand.com/

Tuesday 19 May

Teaser Tuesday

Keep your eye on the Alliance twitter page throughout the day as we share the very best brain teasers and logic puzzles. You will also have the opportunity to submit your favourite riddles for your peers and friends to enjoy.

Wednesday 20 May

Wellness Wednesday

Our friends at FLexercise are inviting people of all ages and fitness levels to join their 10@10 class - a 10-minute full body stretching routine that will leave you feeling happier, stronger, calmer and more confident.

When: 10am

Where: https://www.facebook.com/flexerciseuk/

More info: https://www.fl-exercise.com/

Later in the day, Mind will be running a webinar that will look at how you can manage your own wellbeing and support the wellbeing of others. It will include practical tools, tips and ideas as well as guide you through the Five Ways to Wellbeing Framework.

When: 2pm – 3pm

Where: https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/events/catchacoffee

More info: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

Thursday 21 May

Thoughtful Thursday

Now, more than ever, kindness matters.

We’re encouraging you to share a positive message with someone close to you. Whether it’s a message to a loved one, a simple thank you note to show gratitude to a key worker, or a positive thought for someone who just needs to hear it – send a little love at a time when it may be very much needed.

Follow us @sportrectweets as we share the kindness throughout the day.

Friday 22 May

Feel Good Friday

Our wonderful staff have put together their favourite feel-good songs for us all to enjoy. From pop to alternative rock to opera – this playlist is guaranteed to give you that Friday feeling. Stay tuned for details!    

Across the week don’t forget to check out the incredible amount of support available. The Mental Health Foundation has a wide range of resources to help you celebrate the week, including social media graphics, posters and free quizzes. Visit https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week for more information.

The Alliance continues to ask its members and the wider sector to support the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation. The Charter, which was launched in March 2015, works with over 400 organisations to promote mental wellbeing through sport and physical activity.

For more information and to sign up to The Charter, please head here.

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