Live More Awesome
Official T.I.M Partner
Live More Awesome is a nonprofit charity and movement dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, informing and finding help for people struggling with depression, anxiety and suicide.
More generally, though, Live More Awesome is about helping everyone improve their mental health. Their mission is to spread the word that we ALL have mental health, and we all we need to acknowledge it and look after it.
LMA’s goals are as follows:
- Start as many open and honest conversations about mental health as humanly possible in order to help normalise it and reduce the stigma surrounding it
- Inspire and encourage as many people to ask for help with their mental health as possible
- Help direct all of the people who ask for help to specific help in their area.
Simple goals with MASSIVE implications.
What is mental health?
Mental health includes your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how your think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how you handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Everyone acknowledges that they have physical health, but not many of us are as aware that we have mental health, too. And that, like physical health, our mental health needs to be looked after.
Why is TIM in partnership with Live More Awesome?
Physical health is connected to mental health.
Taking care of your body is a powerful first step towards mental and emotional health. When you improve your physical health, you automatically experience greater mental and emotional well-being.
Exercise not only strengthens your heart and lungs, but also releases endorphins - powerful chemicals that energise and lift your mood.
Training for an event like TIM means you’re getting exercise, regular doses of sunlight, and have a positive goal to work towards. All things that help improve mental health exponentially.