The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Team within Hertfordshire County Council Public Health is opening its application window to all community and voluntary organisations in Hertfordshire to apply for grants to promote mental health wellbeing in adults through innovative physical activity projects.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines physical activity as “any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure.” Physical activity refers to any movement including during leisure time. Both moderate and vigorously intense physical activity improve health. The pandemic has had a major impact on peoples’ overall mental well-being, and Hertfordshire County Council wish to address that through this programme.
Broadly the programme aims to:
- Increase physical activity and build resilience for people with low to moderate mental health problems across Hertfordshire (stress, depression, and anxiety).
- Promote active communities and positive mental health.
- Prevent mental un-wellness as a whole population approach.
- Encourage mental health awareness, reduce stigma and discrimination.
- Encourage the 5 steps of mental wellbeing in everyday life.
- Reduce barriers to physical activity and encourage more community-based action.
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The closing date for applications will be at 12pm (midday) on the 21st of February 2022.
If you have any further queries, please email PublicMentalHealth@hertfordshire.gov.uk