18-24 May is Mental Health Awareness Week, so Matthew, our digital engagement coordinator, has pulled together some bits and bobs that demonstrate the true power of walking when it comes to our mental health.

Matt Cunningham

The causes of poor mental health are complex enough, but when you add the conditions of dealing with the daily realities of a global pandemic, stress is not something we can just walk away from.

However we can say with certainty that everyday walking can help us fight back.

Walking helps improve mental and physical wellbeing, tackle depression and anxiety, and connect us with our world and those around us.

So a society that walks more stands to be one that is healthier and happier as a result. 

More walking

=

Healthier, happier communities

71%
exercise
94%
happier

Listen to our podcasts


From the archives, here are two short audio clips - one on walking and mental health, the other on workplace stress.

James Acaster
Matt Haig

Give our Try20 tips a spin

nature


Let nature guide you

Try to find some green on your walk.

#Try20 Tip 3

Mindful meander


Mindful meander

Walking is a perfect way to zone out and rid yourself of negative thoughts.

#Try20 Tip 15

Join our walking revolution

 

Whether it's through campaigning for streets fitter for pedestrians, or getting schools and workplaces more active, Living Streets' aim is to get more people walking more of the time.

And more walking = healthier and happier communities.

If you agree, become part of our movement, starting by signing up to our emails.