Research has found that being active has a powerful positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. As a Clinical Psychologist I am a passionate advocate for the role of keeping active and exercising in supporting positive mental health, for helping with low mood, anxiety, stress, self esteem, thinking skills, and more. I believe in supporting individuals to think about this aspect of their life in sessions, and am also involved in active projects outside of therapy sessions:
#MyActiveYear is an active Instagram led campaign that supports people of all abilities to be active and to keep moving through any activity they love - running, walking, swimming, football, pole dancing, spinning, gyn, rowing, kayaking, obstacle course racing, and more.
Parkrun and Mental health - parkrun is an incredible initiative, a free weekly timed 5k event that takes place all around the country for people of all abilities whether you run, jog or walk. I am proud to be supporting the parkrun and mental health project and supporting people with mental health difficulties to get involved.