More than 5000 people participated in Chelsea Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week activity by selecting their wellbeing team.

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, Chelsea Foundation released the Feeling Blue? Five Ways Forward guide which centred around the five ways to wellbeing - Give, Get Active, Take Notice, Connect and Learn.

Using those five ways to wellbeing, people have been encouraged to pick their wellbeing team, taking time to think about their support networks when they feel worried or anxious and be signposted to a range of expert services.

Across the Foundation’s Health & Wellbeing, Social Inclusion, Football Development and Education & Innovation departments, 5,024 participants including school students, walking football groups and young people going through cancer treatment took part in the activity.

Jonny Drabble, Chelsea Foundation’s mental health lead and Chelsea Champions Senior Officer, said: ‘It is fantastic to see Chelsea Foundation and its participants come together to support Mental Health Awareness Week. Hopefully people have found the Feeling Blue? Five Ways Forward easy to use and something they can still use outside of Mental Health Awareness Week as prioritising your mental health is important every day.’

Heather Lewis from Mental Health Foundation, said: ‘Chelsea Foundation are embedded in their local community supporting both physical and mental health on an almost daily basis. It has been a privilege to work alongside them during Mental Health Awareness Week to equip and encourage staff and community members to support good mental health utilising a lot of fun, open conversations and our Mental Health Foundation evidence based top tips.’