Mental Health Awareness & Fundraising
At JWC every day is mental health awareness day.
Mental health is something that we are extremely passionate about, and we are
incredibly proud to be doing our bit for fundraising, raising awareness and working
closely with people being directly impacted by mental health challenges.
Working in partnership with local mental health charity ‘Bridging The Gap – Mind
Matters’, we see first-hand the impact that exercise can have on people's lives.
Over the past two years we have raised more than £12,000 for mental health charities,
through community fundraising activities. These funds go directly towards helping
those in need.
Why is this so important?!
1 in 4 of us will struggle with mental health at some point. The NHS and public services
are overwhelmed by the number of people needing help and the most vulnerable are
being left to slip through the gaps. In the UK alone, 18 people per day commit suicide
with many more causing themselves serious harm attempting.
JWC & BTG are bridging those gaps.
Regular exercise is proven to have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood.
Research indicates that modest amounts of exercise can make a big difference at a physiological level.
So just like we talk about with a physical ailment, don’t wait for the problem to become disruptive. In fact, don’t wait for a problem to occur.
Making exercise a regular routine will go a long way to keeping your mental and
physical health in check, keeping you from ever becoming a statistic.
• Increase your daily steps, ideally by getting out into the fresh air. Try and take in
some nature and be aware of your breathing.
• Get out on your bike, do some road miles or find an off-road track and rack up
• Take some yoga or Pilates classes or follow along with some online videos.
• Come and see us, or another trusted professional to help guide you through a
programme of gradually increasing intensity cardiovascular and strength
If you’re looking to keep your mental health at bay through exercise and lifestyle
changes, contact JWC.
If you need immediate support with your mental health please contact Bridging the Gap - Mind Matters
If you’re in crisis and having feelings of wanting to harm yourself, please seek medical help immediately.
JWC Health & Fitness: www.jwchealthandfitness.com/contact-us
Bridging the Gap: www.btg-mindmatters.org/btg-client-application