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Physical activity is a fun and engaging way to maintain good mental health. It can help you sleep and is a great distraction from the worries of daily life. Whether you enjoy team sports or a trip to the gym Shropshire has many ways to help you achieve both a healthy body and a healthy mind!

Physical Activity will provide you with more information and services in Shropshire.

Relevant links

NHS Choices ‘I run to boost my mood

 

Overcoming Domestic Abuse

'I am Endurance' is an on-going multichannel campaign offering inspirational insight into some of the ordinary people out there who’ve overcome extraordinary challenges to reach their sporting potential.

To find out more about 'I am Endurance' please watch an inspiring film on coping with domestic abuse.

 

 

Fact Zone


Smiling can make ourselves and the people around us happy.
Try not to worry about things that are out of your control.
Take one day at a time.
Stress is a part of life but there are ways you can deal with it effectively.
It'’s important to stay connected with the people you care about so why not invite a friend round for tea and a chat.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Doing good can make us feel good.  For ideas in your community, check out our Downloads.
Why not try doing something new – when we challenge ourselves it exercises our brain.
Find out about mindfulness, a method of relaxing that even the scientists are excited about.
Try doing a crossword or Sudoku puzzle every now and again to keep you mentally healthy.
Relax every now and again. Take time for yourself if you’re feeling stressed.
A cup of tea with a friend can be the most important thing you do this week.
Try writing down all the things you need to get done and aiming to do a few each day instead of leaving them until the last minute.
Doing exercise has been proven to help keep both your body and mind healthy.
If you are worried about yourself or someone else talk to a trusted friend, family member or GP.
A good night'’s sleep can do wonders for your mental health.
Join an online or offline group to find people with similar interests – you might meet some new friends.
Find somewhere new to visit. Shropshire is a beautiful place with lots of interesting sights to see.
If there’'s something you enjoy, like reading a book, set time aside each week to do that.  If not, set time aside to find a new interest.
There are 24 hours in a day which means you can spend a third asleep, a third at work and a third doing whatever makes you happy.