Having a mental health problem can be draining, so staying active can be a real struggle. But physical activity, however big or small, can improve our mood, raise energy levels and boost confidence. There are lots of little ways you we keep active at home or outside as lockdown eases. Get started with We Are Undefeatable's resources below.
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When we're feeling unwell, exercise can often be the last thing we feel like doing. But we know that physical activity can help both our mental and physical wellbeing. Our information explains the relationship between physical activity and your mental health.
It can be difficult knowing where to start when it comes to getting active. The Make Your Move series is here to help and has ideas on how we can get moving at our own pace at home with the help of experienced instructors.
The videos aim to motivate and support you to be active in a way that works for you. There are six different activity sessions to try, each lasting around 15 minutes, with a chance to take pauses throughout.
It can be challenging to maintain a routine when how we feel can change from day to day. My Daily Undefeatable is a Facebook messenger bot that reminds us to do regular check-ins on how we're keeping active and how feeling. The bot asks what motivates us to keep moving and then schedules check-in reminders daily or weekly, helping us get moving in a way that works.
Five in Five is a customisable mini workout to help us move in whatever way works for you. Pick five individual exercises from the exercise library, and do each for one minute at a time. Whether we want to boost energy, unwind, or have a bit of fun, there's a combo to suit everyone.
What's stopping you? Our Get Set to Go site has stories and tips to help overcome barriers to physical activity and find something that's right for you.
Our Get Active page contains more resources and information to help you get active in your own way.
Our Infoline provides information on a range of topics relating to mental health, including help to find physical activity opportunities in your local area.
Since she was a child, Hannah has lived with mental health problems, spending occasional stints in psychiatric hospitals since her teens. Her depression has often made her feel demotivated and low, with exercise being the last thing she’d like to do. Her partner Hayz has encouraged her to move more, even a little, and get out of the house. What started as going on short walks has gradually progressed to a range of activities that the two of them do together, which Hannah enjoys for more reasons than one.