Body Attack for Suicide Prevention in North Lanarkshire
Having suicidal thoughts can happen to anyone.
In North Lanarkshire alone, there were 48 deaths by suicide last year and 784 across Scotland.
That’s too many and we all have a role to play to reduce that number and encourage people to talk about their feelings.
Talking helps. And support is available.
Aerobic exercises, including walking, swimming and taking part in a fitness class is another method that has been proven to help reduce anxiety and depression in a number of ways.
- Exercise decreases stress hormones in your body and increases endorphins giving your mood a natural boost making you feel happier.
- Working out can distract you from negative thoughts and emotions, giving your mind some time off of your problems.
- Exercise classes are a good source of social support.
- Better physical health may mean better mental health. Improving your overall health by introducing exercise to your day can save you from stress caused by illness, by strengthening your immunity to colds, the flu, and other minor illnesses and will also help you stay healthier longer.
On Wednesday the 8th of September we will be teaming up with Suicide Prevention North Lanarkshire to hold a special body attack class. This class will be free of charge for both members and non-members in order to raise awareness of this cause.
Wednesday the 8th of September
Wishaw Sports Centre, Sport Hall
Book from Wednesday the 1st of September on our app, over the phone or in your local venue.
We hope to see you there.
If you are struggling and need help today you can call Samaritans on 116123 Breathing Space PH on 0800 83 85 87 or visit Suicide Prevention North Lanarkshire.