Every Mind Matters: LTA supports groundbreaking mental health campaign
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The LTA has announced its support for Every Mind Matters – a groundbreaking new mental health campaign from Public Health England, in partnership with the NHS.
Every Mind Matters encourages everyone to take care of their mental health, and has been developed as a new way of empowering people take simple steps to manage and improve it. At the heart of the campaign is recognition that taking care of our mental health is as important as maintaining good physical health – doing so can help you relax, achieve more and live life to the full.
We are supporting the campaign by encouraging everyone involved in tennis to use the simple Every Mind Matters online tool to create a personalised action plan recommending a set of self-care actions that can help deal with stress, boost mood, improve sleep and feel in control.
Clinically-assured by the NHS, Every Mind Matters is evidence-based and it shows people how to build simple changes into their daily lives – such as reframing unhelpful thoughts, breathing exercises and increasing physical activity.
In backing the campaign, we join famous names as well as some of the nation’s biggest companies from the high street, entertainment, sport and finance. Launching ahead of this week’s World Mental Health Day, it is also backed by a coalition of mental health charities, including Mind, the Mental Health Foundation, the Samaritans, Heads Together and Time to Change.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:
“Our health - both mental and physical - is an asset that needs to be nurtured. We’re all aware of the benefits of looking after our physical health and the steps we can take to keep ourselves healthy, but many of us are not as knowledgeable or proactive as we could be when it comes to our mental health.
“Every Mind Matters will benefit us all with an accessible tool to help manage our wellbeing at the click of a button. It will offer vital support to those living with a mental health condition and give each of us valuable and personalised tips on how to better cope with life’s daily struggles, while contributing to tackling the stigma that can still surround mental health.”
Duncan Selbie, chief executive of PHE, added:
“Our health is affected by our circumstances, including having a job, friends and a roof over our heads. Anxiety, stress, low mood and trouble sleeping can affect everyone. Every Mind Matters aims to help people to better handle life’s ups and downs.”
Early signs of poor mental health can include feeling anxious, stressed, having low mood or trouble sleeping – while these can be a natural response to life’s challenges, they can become more serious if people don’t take action, with many people waiting too long.
Visit Every Mind Matters today to discover simple steps to look after your mental health.