A TEAM at a care home in Cirencester took it upon themselves to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health by taking their residents on a walk around the town’s Stratton area.  

All this was for Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 May, with staff at Stratton Court accompanied by a few residents, including 92 year old Cecilia Eveleigh.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 92 yr old Cecilia joins Aura staff on walk for Mental Health AwarenessPeter Lloyd, sales director said: “The theme of this year's awareness week was movement, so we thought a walk would be a great way of getting the residents and staff together. 

"Regular physical activity is known to improve mental health, quality of life, and wellbeing.

"It also helps prevent and treat heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and breast and colon cancer, and more."

Since 2001, the Mental Health Foundation has been leading Mental Health Awareness Week - bringing together the UK to focus on getting good mental health. 

Each May, millions of people from every part of society take part.

They include people in schools and further education, private, public and charity sectors, families and individuals.