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Moving Together for Mental Wellbeing: A Recap of the Mental Health Week

This May, we joined the global movement for mental health awareness! From May 13th to 19th, the theme resonated deeply: Movement: Moving for Our Mental Health. We focused on the powerful connection between physical activity and emotional wellbeing. To further promote the message, our founder, Prof Dixon Chibanda took the initiative by sharing a heartfelt video where he encouraged people around the world to join the campaign, emphasizing the importance of physical activity for mental wellbeing. This inspiring message resonated with many, and we're certain it played an important role in the fantastic turnout.

We encouraged everyone to get active and embrace any form of movement that brought them joy, and share their experiences with us on social media. We were overwhelmed by the amazing response as people shared videos and pictures tagging us on our social media handles.

To conclude the week, we hosted a special event on Friday morning. The energy was amazing as we embarked on a Walkathon, followed by a dance fitness class led by Chengetai one of the best fitness trainers in Harare. The dance fitness session wasn't just about fitness, it was a journey of self-discovery. As the dance exercise came to an end, Chengetai guided us through a powerful meditation focused on self-worth and self-realization.

This closing session was an emotional moment. You could see the impact on people's faces, a release, a breakthrough and a shedding of burdens they had been carrying. It was a moment of collective movement, not just of bodies, but of spirits.

Mental Health Week 2024 was a resounding success. We moved together, we connected, and we reminded ourselves of the power of physical activity to uplift and empower our mental wellbeing. We are grateful to everyone who participated and shared their journeys with us, and our incredible partners ( World Health OrganizationPamumvuri Private Voluntary OrganizationThe Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe (CeSHHAR Zimbabwe)), Legacy Car Rental, Elite Wellness, Wellness Connection, Young Life, Ish Mafundikwa and to Chengetayi Mnisi for wonderfully leading the dance fitness session!

Remember, movement is healing, keep finding ways to move more for your mental wellbeing every single day!

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