Mental Health Awareness Week

What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

The week runs from the 13th-19th May and gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing.  The Mental Health Foundation base each year around a specific theme, the theme this year is ‘Physical activity and wellbeing.’

‘The aim of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is to change the way we view physical activity in the UK: to shift physical activity from a behaviour which we do because we ‘have to’ , ‘should do’ or ‘ought to do’ for our health, to something which we do because we personally value its positive benefits to our wellbeing.’ Mental Health Foundation.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem
  • 20% of sickness absence is caused by anxiety and depression
  • Between one and two in every 100 people experience a severe mental illness

What are we doing at OHC?

The team at OHC have planned a walk in the New Forest for all of our employees to attend along with their friends and family. We have always encouraged physical activity within the workplace and understand how keeping active can play a big part in promoting good mental health.

Why a walk?

By participating in the walk we hope it will show just how easily accessible the New Forest is to us here in the south and how we should all take advantage of the stunning walks available to us.  A walk can be done with friends and family, at a slow or fast pace and at varying distances, so walking is a perfect exercise to fit into any lifestyle! We hope this walk encourages everybody taking part to continue being active.


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