We’re asking people to get involved in the #BeWellChallenge !

Take part in activities that support you, your family and friends, and your community with positive mental wellbeing.


The #BeWellChallenge has been created in order to support you in:

At a time where our daily lives have changed so much and we face many new difficulties, it is important to make time to look after our physical and mental health.

  1. Evidence shows that small things, from being active to connecting with friends, can make a positive difference to our mental health and wellbeing.

    Launching on the 27 January and all through February, we’re here to encourage you to share content of how you are participating in the #BeWellChallenge to take care of your mental health and inspire those around you to #BeWell, too.. There’s a host of ways you can take part:

    1. Share what you’re doing to look after your mental health and wellbeing – which could be as social media posts with captions or social media videos shared on your feed or story with the #FreeYourMind and #BeWellChallenge hashtags.


    2. Participate in activities from our Wellbeing Map (i.e, going for a walk, partaking in a Parkrun, attending an art gallery and encouraging others in your social media network to do the same).


    3. Try something yourself! Have a look at the 5 Ways to Wellbeing to see the small evidence-based activities that you can do to improve mental health and wellbeing, such as:


    •         Being active – get out for a walk during your lunch break or at the end of the day.
    •         Connecting with other people – start a conversation with someone – or maybe pick up the phone, rather than sending an email…
    •         Taking notice – appreciate your surroundings and try and be more mindful about the present
    •         Keep learning – take time out to read a book, start a journal, enjoy arts and crafts
    •         Give – make the effort to be kind to a friend, colleague or stranger, or perhaps take part in some local volunteering opportunities in your community.


    1. Help spread the word about the importance of good mental health and wellbeingbe a part of the #FreeYourMind community, by engaging through likes and comments with our existing posts, as well as re-sharing posts on your own social media channels with friends.

Here you can download #BeWellChallenge creatives which we encourage you to share on your social media channels:

Download folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lz23bLCoBke9U5F8XlXqnYtJu3s5XA1L

Examples of activities that we encourage you to do as a part of the #BeWellChallenge:

  •         going for a walk
  •         having a conversation with someone
  •         staying physically active
  •         writing a journal
  •         reading a book
  •         painting or doing arts and crafts
  •         volunteering

or doing anything that helps YOU look after your wellbeing.

Want to take the #BeWellChallenge to the next level?

Sign up to get access to our #BeWellChallenge toolkit and:

  1. Create your own social media posts using the #BeWellChallenge materials toolkit, including pledges to take part in activities on the Wellbeing Map every week to look after your mental wellbeing.


  2. Create a short video pledge or reach out to your community to encourage others to speak about their wellbeing, and inspire them to get involved with the #BeWellChallenge.


  3. Host a #BeWellChallenge conversation (with your friends or your colleagues) highlighting the importance of talking about wellbeing and sharing useful tips and conversation starters.


  4. Use our #BeWellChallenge toolkit for some tips on the best ways of starting a conversation about mental health with your loved ones, colleagues or communities.

This week, you can visit a local art gallery to collect your #BeWellChallenge Snapchat badge!

This is just one of the many ways you can take part in the #BeWellChallenge, to support your mental health and wellbeing. Simply head to one of the art galleries on the Wellbeing Map below to collect your badge.

Don’t forget to share using the #BeWellChallenge and #FreeYourMind hashtags, to encourage your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to join in and promote good mental wellbeing!

Checkout our Wellbeing map

South London Listens are proud to be supporting the #BeWellChallenge as a way to help Londoners support their mental health and wellbeing after the COVID-19 pandemic.