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Posted: Mon tenth Oct 2022
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A assist charity and pioneering Wales-based health app have joined forces to advertise psychological well being consciousness.
Fitap supplies a platform for communities in Wales to get transferring; supporting individuals of their well being and wellbeing journey includes their psychological well being, and signposting providers of their geographical space, in addition to encouraging individuals to train, eat healthily and maintain energetic will assist their psychological and bodily welfare.
Alongside CALL Psychological Well being Helpline for Wales – and to mark World Psychological Well being Day right this moment – they’ve united to shine a lightweight on a difficulty which is extra prevalent than ever given the post-pandemic financial and social local weather.
Fitap founder Alex Cuthbert – who launched the app with Wales rugby union teammate Gareth Anscombe and Welsh CEO and entrepreneur Dean Jones – is proud to be in affiliation with CALL.
He stated: “From a sporting perspective, given the calls for of the sport and the abuse and negativity you possibly can expertise on social media and on-line, it’s so essential to take care of your psychological well being.
“Having skilled that myself and seen mates and different gamers impacted, it was a giant a part of the explanation we wished to do all we might to get behind CALL and promote the worth of train, social interplay, and diet, particularly given the period of time individuals spent in self-isolation and lockdown.
“Understanding somebody is there for you is essential, and for individuals who would not have mates or household to speak to, with the ability to choose up the cellphone and converse to the superb group at CALL is a lifeline.”
Dean added: “We’re delighted to be in partnership with CALL and thru Fitap might help show and exhibit the big selection of providers obtainable for individuals who want them most, whether or not it’s a assist group, a cellphone quantity or web site, there are individuals who might help on the contact of a button.
“It’s essential that we get individuals speaking and take away any stigmas round psychological well being, as a result of it impacts so many individuals, particularly on the present time. By placing all this info in a single central, accessible place Fitap might help individuals with that.”
Statistics from MentalHealth-UK.org web site revealed individuals who participate in common bodily exercise have as much as a 30% decrease danger of despair, so the pairing of the app and charity are an ideal match.
CALL Supervisor Luke Ogden bolstered Dean’s phrases and thanked Fitap – which unveiled double Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones as a model ambassador in previous weeks – for making psychological well being providers a precedence.
“We’re happy to be working with Fitap to advertise good psychological and bodily well being to the individuals of Wales,” he stated.
“Psychological and bodily wellbeing are each intently associated and might impact one another, and we really feel it’s important that everybody has the instruments to learn the way they’ll take care of themselves.”
Luke added: “CALL Helpline is an all-Wales psychological well being helpline, free to make use of for anybody dwelling in Wales.
“We give emotional assist and supply a listening ear for anybody wanting to debate their psychological well being issues and may also signpost customers to providers throughout the nation.
“Like Fitap, we’re all the time obtainable and are in a position to assist the individuals of Wales each in Welsh and English – 24/7.”
For extra info on Fitap, observe @fitapofficial on social media.
Textual content 81066 or name freephone 0800 132 737 for extra on CALL Psychological Well being Helpline for Wales. Alternatively, go to www.callhelpline.org.uk.
Go to the World Well being Organisation web site for information and data on World Psychological Well being Day: www.who.int/campaigns/world-