At Reflex Nutrition, we value mental health just as much as physical health.
Science tells us that exercise and mental health are intertwined and we believe that making quality sports nutrition isn’t just about enhancing body condition, strength and fitness but also about helping reach, enhancing wellbeing and ultimately making people feel good.
With seas of selfies, transformation shots and bikini bods on our screens daily we feel that the fitness world can sometimes forget that it’s about more than just looks.
We want to bring mental health to the forefront. To start conversations, break down barriers and come together as a community to support one another.
As it should be, it’s about actions every day and not just words on one day.
We wanted to share what we have implemented so far:
- Offering our community of personal trainers resources to help support their clients in the best way
- Sharing Mental Health resources on our platforms that we find accessible and helpful
- Providing a platform for our community to share their mental health stories and experiences
- Regularly starting conversations about mental health to raise more awareness
- Not forgetting our staff – we have put in place several ways to offer mental health support at work
Our list of actions are not exhaustive and we want to keep listening, learning and adding to this list so we can do better.
If you have any feedback or suggestions for us or a story to share please get in touch.
Love, The Team at Reflex.
Resources & Support:
Whether you're concerned about yourself, a loved one or one of your clients - There are support services run by the NHS, voluntary groups and charities to offer expert advice.
We also have some useful information for Personal Trainers highlighting what to look out for to tell if your clients are experiencing some wellbeing concerns, you can find this here.
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Men's Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
Phone: 0300 772 9844 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0808 801 0525 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
You can use the Hub of Hope to search for mental health charities in your local area, or find one that can help with a specific problem.
It’s run by Chasing the Stigma, a national mental health charity.