Mental Health Awareness WeekCharles Lucas | 12 May 2021
With the company having been launched during a pandemic, we saw first hand how important exercise was for people during lockdown, and as a team we decided we wanted to help increase awareness around mental health.
Looking back to move forwards
The past year has been one of the most challenging we've ever had to face. We were more isolated than ever, unable to see friends and family - but we made it through! It reminded us that we're all in this together and support is there if you ask for it.
I wanted to take a moment to check-in with you guys, the Apex Family, and tell you a bit about what we’re doing here to help promote the discussion around mental health and wellbeing.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and we've been using our platform and social media channels to help raise awareness. Head over to our Instagram @apexrides to see what we've been posting to help promote MHA Week.
We held a Mental Health Awareness Joy Ride with LJ on Wednesday 12th May. This class was designed to give you a chance to escape the stresses of everyday life for a moment. It’s a chance to forget about the metrics and the leaderboard, and just let go. If you missed the live class check it out on demand over on our app.
The more we can increase awareness of mental health issues, the more care and support can be provided. Taking care of your mind isn’t just for this week, we’re here with you mornings and evenings, week to week; your constant support team.
Exercise and Mental Health
Exercise is so beneficial to your mental health. When you workout your body produces endorphins, proven to reduce levels of depression and anxiety. Even getting yourself moving for just 15-20 minutes can make a world of difference to your mood - that's why we're so passionate about exercise! If you want to read more on the benefits of exercise and why we workout check out our article here.
We're here to support you, our Apex family, and we are always looking for new ways to do so. Behind the scenes we've been working on some pretty exciting stuff, bringing a focus to the body and the mind. We've got tonnes more to share with you, so keep an eye out for our new upcoming Apex After Dark classes. These classes will be designed to decompress your mind and release some of those pent up stresses and emotions we all struggle with day to day.
We encourage you to always reach out if you're struggling. Your act of reaching out could encourage someone else to do the same. Sharing lets us know we’re not alone makes us feel connected to each other, so let’s share the load and speak out.
I hope you have an amazing weekend and look after yourselves,
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health please reach out for support. Follow this link for more information - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/getting-help