Observed each May in the UK, Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on increasing awareness about mental health issues, reducing stigma, and encouraging people to seek help. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13 to 19 May, 2024, with the theme of "Movement: Moving more for our mental health".

How to move for mental health

We all know how vital it is to stay active for your mental health, yet it's often hard to find the time or motivation. During this Mental Health Awareness Week, let's make it easier by taking small steps. No need to sign up for a marathon just yet (unless that’s your thing!). How about a short walk in your area, dancing to your favourite music at home, or doing chair exercises while watching TV? Each step matters. 

Plus, consider seeking advice from someone who has successfully incorporated these habits into their routine — their experience could be the inspiration you need. Remember, every small action contributes to a healthier, happier human!

With this in mind, does your business or team need an inspirational keynote speaker for Mental Health Awareness Week? Here are PepTalk’s top picks to inspire everyone to get moving and manage their minds better.

Poorna Bell

Champion diversity within your team and open the conversation to mental health with Poorna Bell, Writer, Mental Health And Diversity Activist. She’s also an avid weight-lifter!

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Harrison Ward

Get inspired to overcome any challenge, from addiction to stigma, with Harrison Ward, a mental health campaigner, recovering alcoholic and advocate for getting outdoors.

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Josh Connolly

Unlock the secret of mindfulness and discover the keys to successful and regular mental health maintenance with Josh Connolly, one of the UK’s leading resilience experts.

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Charlie Hoare

Find your inner cheerleader with Charlie Hoare! Support your team's wellbeing and beat anxiety with Charlie, a male mental health specialist and entrepreneur. Charlie is also an author, having penned the fantastic Man Down: A Guide for Men on Mental Health.

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Michael James Wong

Sometimes the answer is to just breathe. Discover mindfulness to boost your team's well-being; take two steps forward with Michael James Wong, founder of Just Breathe and purveyor of calm.

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Angela Bentley

Ice-ice, baby. Embark on a journey to discover improved well-being through cold water exposure with Angela Bentley, speaker, qualified Wim Hof Instructor and founder of 'The Ice Warrior'.

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Simon Waterson

Need an extra boost? Achieve goals and improve mental and physical prowess with Simon Waterson, speaker and the wellness and fitness coach behind Daniel Craig's James Bond transformation.

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💡Interested in a PepTalk Live session on mental health or moving for wellbeing? Our network includes a wealth of expert speakers and storytellers who are here to help ensure you and your team can win at the business of life. Email us at hello@getapeptalk.com or send us a message via the chat. You can also call us on+44 (0)2038352929.

Culture Calendar

Success favours the prepared. That’s why we’ve compiled a free calendar of awareness days and weeks to support your business.

From health and wellbeing to culture and DEI, adding the calendar will keep you on the pulse of what’s happening and ahead of the game. Plus, it works across all platforms.

Culture Calendar