A letter from Jemma Wray, Head of Wales Mental Health Foundation, Cardiff

Dear Editor,

Moving regularly and being active is important to nurture and protect good mental health but many of us are not moving enough.

That’s why ‘Movement: moving more for our mental health’ is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week which is taking place from 13 to 19 May.

We know that it can be difficult to be physically active when you’re busy with work, childcare or caring responsibilities. We know it can be tougher still if you’re living with a long-term health condition or struggling financially. That’s why we’re sharing information and advice throughout the week to help people move more for their mental health.

People are invited to find their #MomentsForMovement and talk about how it makes them feel. Whether it’s dancing around your living room to your favourite music, doing chair exercises while watching television, or going for a walk in your local park, it all counts, and the Mental Health Foundation want to hear about it!

We invite your readers to share what they’re doing and tag the Mental Health Foundation to be part of the #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek conversation.


Your faithfully,

Jemma Wray, Head of Wales Mental Health Foundation, Cardiff