Mental Health Awareness week runs between Monday 14th May and Sunday 20th May and here at CP Sport we want to help raise awareness.
Did you know:
- Mental health problems are more common in people with physical disabilities
- 1 in 4 people experience mental illness each year
- 10% of children have a mental health problem
- Depression and anxiety are the most common mental disorders
Sport and physical activity has vast benefits for mental health problems including increased mood, decreased chance of depression and anxiety along with a better and more balanced lifestyle. Research has shown that exercise can be as effective as anti-depressants for those with mild clinical depression.
While it has also been shown that people with disabilities are less likely to be active, it is therefore clear that disabled people are less likely to be gaining the huge benefits that physical activity has on improving their mental health.
To find out more about mental health, please visit Mind – www.mind.org.uk
To find out more about the benefits of sport on mental health, please visit Sport England www.sportengland.org/research/benefits-of-sport/health-and-benefits-of-sport/