YMCA DLG Right Here project launches Mental Health Awareness Week challenge


Our Right Here youth-led health & wellbeing project is challenging you to participate in their #5ways5days mental health challenge.

This Mental Health Awareness Week (16-22 May) Right Here are asking you to join their online campaign promoting the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ by tagging #5ways5days on social media platforms throughout cyberspace.

There are as many ways to wellness as there are people, so to take part simply upload your favorite wellbeing picture moments under one of the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ categories (see below). A team of Right Here youth volunteers will be judging the most unique and creative ‘way to wellbeing’ and handing out a prize of Love2Shop vouchers to the winner.

Can you rise to the challenge of submitting five pictures – one for each category of wellbeing or each day of the week?

Don’t forget to tag #5ways5days on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, nominate and challenge your mates once you’ve uploaded your own moment. Competition entries close midnight May 22nd 2016 so get snapping!

The #5ways5days campaign forms a part of Right Here’s broader work, which sees our young volunteers delivering free workshops to secondary schools throughout Brighton and Hove on the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing, Coping with Exam Stress and Social Media & Mental Health’.

What are the 5 ways to wellbeing?

  • Connect. Reach out to friends and family, surround yourself with people who make you feel great and develop these relationships
  • Be Active. Why not go for a walk? Ride a bike? Play some table tennis? Being active improves not just mental health but physical health too (win, win)
  • Keep Learning. Learn a new skill, from cooking to painting, learning improves confidence, skills and gives a sense of achievement
  • Give to Others. Smiling, saying thanks, volunteering – these are all good ways to keep giving. It feels great, is rewarding and can improve your social life
  • Be Mindful. Try and be more aware of the present, your thoughts and feelings. Learn to appreciate the world around you. Be in the moment, every smell, feeling and touch

See more on the five ways to wellbeing by clicking here.


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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