REDJanuary is a community initiative run in conjunction with MIND. The aim of the initiative is to support mental health by doing something active every single day. January is known to be a tough month for many reasons: financial stress after the expense of Christmas, feelings of sluggishness as a result of festive excesses. The days in January are short and the weather can be less than appealing. But by doing something active, big or small, you can find you have a goal and a focus, which will get you through the month and this may help to get you through. Exercise and fresh air, bumping into people you may not see otherwise such as dog walkers or other people out doing something active can all make you feel better. It won’t solve the world’s problems. It won’t solve all of your problems but hopefully REDJanuary can give you a bit of light, hope and time to yourself.
To show our support for REDJanuary, Laura at Suffolk Carers Matter is taking part in the initiative. Her goal is to walk 10,000 steps every day in January come rain or shine, dark or light. Follow her on our FB page and Twitter.