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Rethink Mental Illness joins We Are Undefeatable campaign

Rethink Mental Illness are very proud to be part of We Are Undefeatable – a campaign which launched earlier this year with 15 other charity partners to support people who live with long-term health conditions.

One in every four people – 15.4 million people in the UK ¬– have long term health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s. As well as physical symptoms these conditions can have detrimental effects on mental health and wellbeing, increasing the likelihood of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.

It is well known that physical activity can have a very beneficial effect on both mental and physical health. Even small amounts of physical activity can alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression and improve mood, self-esteem and even cognitive ability.

Yet people with chronic health conditions are twice as likely to be inactive. They are often worried that physical activity will make their condition worse, and may be daunted by the challenges they face.

By featuring the stories of people who have faced their own challenges and found ways to become more active, we hope to inspire others to do the same. Our supporters have really got behind the campaign and shared their stories to inspire others. We are delighted by the response so far and hope that many more will be encouraged to be more active. It can make a huge difference.

Visit the website and listen to Jo’s story – Jo has lived with anxiety and depression for many years and feels she has been given a new lease of life since she stared to become more active.

The charities behind the campaign include: Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Asthma UK, Breast Cancer Care Breast Cancer Now, British Lung Foundation, British Red Cross, Diabetes UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Mind, MS Society, Parkinson’s UK, Rethink Mental Illness, Royal Voluntary Service, Stroke Association and Versus Arthritis.

You can find more information on our website: www.weareundefeatable.co.uk. You can also click through to the Rethink Mental illness page for advice on getting active.

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