Mental Health Awareness Week Wrap Up

Mental Health Awareness Week Wrap Up

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Last week saw Scottish Cycling members, staff and experts come together for a week of story sharing, panel discussions and awareness raising around taking care of our mental health.

We were blown away by the response to this week of activity and are already planning more events in the near future. In the meantime, you can catch up on Scottish Cycing Mental Health Awareness Week below.

#SportHour

On Monday, members of the Scottish Cycling Young People's Panel and Women's Development Group got involved in sportscotland #SportHour on Twitter where this months theme was "Supporting Mental Health".

#SCTalks

Chair of Scottish Cycling Martin Cooke led a brilliant panel consisting of Commonwealth Games medallist Callum Skinner, Chris Volley from sportscotland Institute of Sport, Young People's Panel member Isobel and Breeze Area Coordinator Claire Martin in a discussion around mental wellbeing in cycling.

You can catch up on the conversation on Youtube.

Watch #SCTalks

#TimetoTalk Day

Time to Talk Day is the day when the organisation Time to Change encourages the nation to talk about mental health. Our performance athletes helped spread the word across social media and Isla Short shared her experiences with food and anxiety. Check out her video here.

Stories from the cycling community

We put a call out to the Scottish Cycling membership to find out what people have been doing to maintain their mental wellbeing recently and were thrilled to recieve so many responses.

Read the stories below:

Supporting others through cycling

Fraser finds freedom in the outdoors

Cycling, mental health and HSBC UK Breeze

Surviving lockdown by racing online

Finding new passions in lockdown

Spreading positivity

Thank you to everyone who took part in Scottish Cycling Mental Health Awareness Week. We hope to conintue to provide informative and entertaining resources. Please keep an eye on our social media platforms for updates.

If you are struggling with your mental health, please seek help from NHS24, SAMH or The Samaritans.