World Mental Health Day @ Club La Santa

World Mental Health Day @ Club La Santa

Date published: 10/09/2020

World Mental Health Day

(10th October 2021) 

Mental Health for All   

This Saturday (10th October) is World Mental Health Day. First established in 1992, at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, is an international day dedicated to global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma. 

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is Mental Health for All; Greater Investment – Greater Access. Everyone, everywhere. This year World Mental Health Day has come around during the strange and uncertain times, caused by the global COVID- 19 pandemic. Anxiety, uncertainty, and isolation have never felt far away this year, and here at Club La Santa, we want to encourage people to take some time, to be positive, and look after themselves and each other, this World Mental Health Day.   

We have been deeply affected by the impact of the virus. It feels like an eternity since we last saw guests from all over the world, flocking in to enjoy our facilities. We have had to cancel some of our most iconic events, like the Club La Santa IRONMAN Lanzarote. As keen athletes and sports enthusiasts ourselves, we know how testing times like these can be for those who like to follow an active lifestyle.  

However, we want to urge everyone to keep positive and stay active! You don’t have to research very far to find a whole host of reasons why keeping active is great for wellbeing and mental health. Regular exercise has been found have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It has also been shown to relieve stress, improve memory, and assist with better quality sleep. Studies by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, have demonstrated, for example, that running for just 15 minutes a day can reduces the risk of depression by up to 26%.  

Exercising regularly is a great commitment and investment in yourself. Those who exercise regularly often report increased self-esteem and confidence (especially as they notice their bodies changing and benefitting from their new routine)Reaching a goal (whether that be a new pb deadlift or race time, or furthest distance swum, run, or ridden) often brings a great sense of achievement. For many, the social benefits of keeping active also cannot be overlooked. Think of how many friends you have made in your local gyms, running, or cycling clubs, and indeed even on your Club La Santa holidays