Every mind matters
Last month, the UK government launched a new campaign via the NHS to get more people active to support their mental health.
Better Health – Every Mind Matters from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) is launching a new campaign backed by BAFTA award-winning comedian Tom Davis, TV and NHS doctor Dr. Ranj Singh, and leading psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos to encourage the nation to make the first move for their mental health and get active.
New research recently revealed that three-quarters (75%) of adults surveyed report feeling anxious, but less than half (45%) are aware that physical activity reduces anxiety symptoms.
The campaign is the latest action taken by the government to improve people’s mental health. The government is already increasing investment in mental health services by at least £2.3 billion a year by March 2024 so that an additional 2 million people can get the support they need.
More about the campaign
Last year, the draft Mental Health Bill was published, intended to modernize the Mental Health Act to fit the 21st century and better support people with serious mental illness.
The UK government committed to publishing a major conditions strategy to tackle conditions that contribute most to morbidity and mortality across the population in England, including mental ill health.
In support of the campaign, BAFTA award-winning comedian and actor Tom Davis have opened up about his mental health alongside NHS and TV doctor Dr. Ranj Singh, supporting the Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign.
In a new film released today, the pair discuss how they deal with anxious thoughts and call on the nation to make the first move for their mental health by getting active.