#Moveformentalhealth on TikTok This World Mental Health Day!
This year, we’ve joined forces with the World Health Organization, the World Federation for Mental Health and TikTok to bring you the #MoveForMentalHealth challenge. Why? Because there is not enough movement on mental health; not enough movement on mental health investment, mental health access and not enough movement on each and every person’s right to good mental health.
With one in four of us being affected by mental illness at some point in our lives and huge gaps in access to support and services, we need to move mental health forwards. We can do this by investing in our mental health, supporting the mental health of those around us and by demanding that our leaders – our politicians, employers and local leaders – invest in mental health across the world.
This World Mental Health day, if we all #MoveForMentalHealth, we can help make sure that everyone, everywhere has someone to turn to when their mental health needs support.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Join in and #MoveForMentalHealth on TikTok – show the world by moving in any way you wish – walking, running, surfing, doing some yoga, or taking part in the TikTok dance challenge. Tag us in your posts @unitedgmh and use #MoveForMentalHealth.
Elisha London, United for Global Mental Health’s CEO and Founder, said:
“Globally there is not enough movement on mental health, despite the fact that close to one billion people across the world have a mental disorder. Having faced years of chronic underinvestment, this World Mental Health Day we are coming together to #MoveForMentalHealth with TikTok’s support because now more than ever it’s time to invest so that everyone, everywhere has someone to turn to.”