Mental Health Awareness Week – The benefits of movement

By Tinga Umera

The connection between physical activity and mental health is well-documented. It highlights the significant role movement plays in improving our emotional and mental well-being.

For those receiving home care, incorporating movement into daily routines is not just beneficial, it is essential for maintaining both physical and mental health.

At Nexus Care, we are dedicated to promoting the mental well-being of our clients. Our commitment ensures that each individual receives personalised support that fosters their physical, emotional and mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 (13th – 19th May) highlights how movement can significantly enhance our mental and physical health.

Physical activity and exercise release “feel good” hormones, easing stress and anger. It can also improve our sleep.

Moving more offers numerous benefits for our mental health, including:

According to a study from the Mental Health Foundation, 82 per cent of individuals believe regular physical activity is crucial for mental well-being.

This week encourages everyone to embrace and integrate movement into their lives.

A holistic approach to care

At the heart of high-quality care services lies a carefully created and well-structured care plan.

Our care plans are created with a holistic approach in mind.

These plans are designed to ensure they cater not only to the physical requirements of our clients but also to their emotional and mental well-being.

This comprehensive approach ensures that care is tailored to meet all of the client’s needs, helping them to thrive in the comfort of their own home.

Community care

Our Community Care services are designed to support clients who value their independence but occasionally need extra help at home.

As we observe Mental Health Awareness Week, with its focus on movement, the role of our community care services becomes more crucial.

We provide help with everyday tasks such as meal preparation, shopping and housekeeping, all of which encourage clients to maintain physical activity in their daily routines.

Our flexible service means that support can be adapted to individual needs, whether that is for one off help or regular visits.

Whether it involves trips to the shops, attending medical appointments, or simply enjoying the outdoors at a local park, we ensure our clients have the support they need. This enables them to  engage actively and safely within their communities.

This support not only helps maintain physical health but is also critical for mental well-being.

Nexus Events

Nexus Events is one of our initiatives designed to enrich the lives of our clients.

Our friendly team goes the extra mile to help our clients get out of the house and pursue their interests in a supportive environment.

These events aim to boost physical activity and foster social connections in ways that are enjoyable and meaningful.

We organise events that are accessible to our clients, such as day trips to new and familiar places, coffee mornings, community gatherings, painting classes and more.

Such activities not only maintain physical activity but also enhance social interaction and emotional engagement, contributing to an improved quality of life.

If you would like to know more about home care and the services we offer, visit our websitecontact us, or email us today at

At Nexus Care Services, we provide tailored care plans to support your individual needs. If you or a loved one needs support, contact us today at 0121 308 2906.

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