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Moving more for our mental health in Mental Health Awareness Week 13th-19th May 2024

This year’s Mental Health Awareness week theme is “Movement: Moving more for our mental health”. The week will take place between 13th – 19th May. See link for more details. Mental Health Awareness Week | Mental Health Foundation

The Derbyshire County Council Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Team have been developing some resources and an online map to promote the week.

How you can get involved:

The map can be viewed at this link.

There are already has over 200 outdoor activity groups & mental health groups listed,  but if you have any other opportunities like community gardens, outdoor or nature groups that you are involved with we would love to hear about them. It is a live document that can be updated at any time and will continue to be populated and promoted after Mental Health Awareness week.

There is also opportunity to get some outdoor banners to display to promote awareness. If you have any outdoor space that you would like to display a banner then please get in touch. The banners will be approx. 150cm long x  80cm in height. These banners can stay up longer than just for MHAW and they will be provided for free.

The banners will be promoting the following themes:

  • 1 hour of walking/ exercise a day can greatly improve your mental health.
  • Spending time in nature has been found to help with mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
  • Connecting with others and meeting new people through exercise can improve and support good mental health.

DCC MH&SP resources, information & training  can all be found here: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Information and Links


For any more information about getting involved, order a free banner, or to add to the map please contact Luke,

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