The causes of poor mental health are complex and personal. 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 - as the links I have collated in this blog post hopefully illustrate.
Healthier, happier communities
We are really excited to have TV presenter and author Kate Humble as our National Walking Month ambassador for 2019.
Here she talks about how a walk in your local park can lift your spirits - and, as she says, "it's completely free."
From the archives, here are two short audio clips - one on walking and mental health, the other on workplace stress.
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, you can support our work and strengthen the organisation by becoming a member.
It could mean buying yourself something nice or just going for a stroll. It certainly means doing something that makes you happier.
Don't let a hectic week get you down. Walking is a perfect way to zone out and rid yourself of negative thoughts.