We want to encourage everyone to take small steps to improve their mental health and are proud to announce the launch of the ‘Eat Move Love’ movement.
Eat Move Love aims to highlight the benefits that eating well, doing more gentle exercise and making meaningful human connections can have on an individual’s mental health.
We started spreading the Eat Move Love message in schools around the Hertfordshire area, but now want to share this campaign across the UK and further afield!
The Eat Move Love movement was inspired by The Mental Health Foundation’s ‘10 ways to look after your mental health’ – which we think can be broken down into the three categories.
When we think about bettering our mental health, it tends to be extreme lifestyle changes, which can often be overwhelming to us all. We are hoping to tell everyone that mental and physical health go hand-in-hand, and the smallest steps can have a big impact if they are in moderation.
We want to share the tips that we’ve picked up from our suicide prevention work with the rest of the world to ensure nobody feels like they cannot cope with their mental health.
These tips will be very, very simple everyday choices, that won’t feel too challenging.The Eat Move Love movement can be applicable to anyone, in any walk of life, in any stage of their mental health. We are not encouraging obsessive healthy eating, or gaining the ‘perfect’ toned body, or finding the person of your dreams – it’s quite the opposite!
This campaign is all about understanding that what we fuel our bodies with can change how we feel emotionally and physically – and that can be achieved by simply adding more plants to our plates. Another simple way of bettering our mental health is by doing more gentle exercises – like getting out into nature for a stroll. No gym membership required! And we would all feel less isolated and alone if we strengthen our ‘tribe’ – the people, family, friends, loved ones we turn to during a tough time. So it really is as simple as Eat, Move, Love!
Thanks for your support!