This last year health has been highlighted like never before and the focus of Men’s health week this year is how can we best recover from the pandemic; lives and jobs have been lost, and both physical and mental health has been compromised. It’s more important than ever that we look at how we can move forward.
In Men's Health; Shame Over , men talk about their mental health, their barriers, what helped them and what can help you.
Every day, a different way, the five ways are:
- (Be) Active - move your body (eg. go for a run/walk/swim/dance/etc) #activetuesday
- Notice - take notice of the environment around you (eg. turn off your phone for an hour) #noticewednesday
- Discover - learn something new (eg. read a book you haven't read before) #discoverthursday
- Connect - connect with other people (eg. call an old friend you haven't since before lockdown) #connectmondayOffer (or give) - do something for someone else (eg. volunteer for a local community group) #offerfriday
Want to make the challenge more challenging?
Can you find an activity that ticks all 5 boxes? Taking a group of people on a historical walk, for example.
Can you get five friends to do it too?
Can you do your chosen activity five times - five press-ups, five books, five minutes dancing five times, five marathons
Can you do all five ways in one day? Can you do that for every day of the week?
Do you know the face of mental health? every person is different, make sure you check in with your mates