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Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

27 May 2016
Photo of activities for Mental Health Awareness Week

Wokingham Borough Council joined a host of organisations and agencies across the country to promote Mental Health Awareness Week (May 16 to 20).


The aim of the week was to encourage everyone to actively maintain and improve their mental health through physical activity.


The theme was ‘Relationships Matter’ and throughout the week, people could try out a multitude of sport and activities provided by the borough council and key partners, Sport in Mind, a Berkshire-based Mental Health charity.


Participants were able to try out a variety of sports such as badminton, Zumba, volleyball, table tennis and football along with holistic activities such as stretch and relax and health walks.


Cllr Julian McGhee Sumner, executive member for health and wellbeing, said: “The mental wellbeing physical activity programme is an extremely useful tool for helping the body and mind feel better as one.


“Not only do the participants get to exercise in a fun, free and a non-competitive environment, the social aspects of the programme are huge as participants can meet new people and build friendships based on common interests.”

More information


For more details on the sports and activities available in the Wokingham Borough, people should contact Stephen Orwin on (0118) 974 6926 or email Stephen.Orwin@wokingham.gov.uk.