The Mental Wellness Challenge – Part 1


Ask anybody about what being healthy means to them and chances are you’ll hear exercise and good nutrition more often than not. We might think of these as the holy grail of looking and feeling good, so much so that the UK health and fitness industry alone is valued at over £4 billion.

But our idea of health shouldn’t start and end with our body. Given that the World Health Organisation estimates there are 450 million people affected from some form of neurological or mental disorder worldwide (and thus placing it as the leading cause of ill-health), it’s clear that our mental wellbeing is in need of some serious attention.

Worryingly though, many of us don’t give much thought to our mental health until it becomes problematic. For many of us, it’s once we experience depression, anxiety and stress that we begin to dive into the stigmatised world of mental…

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