McArthur states support for Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

16 May 2024
Liam McArthur refereeing the Westray v Stronsay match on Sunday 12th May, credit to Julian Preston.

Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, has repeated his support for Mental Health Awareness Week as the campaign encourages people to get more active to support their mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week, which is organised by the Mental Health Foundation, is taking place from 13th to 19th May this year on the theme of ‘Movement: moving more for our mental health’. The charity is leading a national conversation about the mental health benefits of physical activity.

Commenting, Mr McArthur said:

“Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for us all to play our part in raising awareness of this crucial issue. Nobody is immune to the challenges posed by poor mental health, which is why this week is so important.

“We know that one of the most important thing that protects mental health is physical activity. Exercise can reduce feelings of stress and anger and can improve health and sleep, and it can bring us together with other people.

“So I’m really glad to see the Mental Health Foundation making moving more the focus of this week’s Mental Health Awareness Week. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness and have a conversation around this important issue.”

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