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Join the fight for mental health, and Move for Mind!

This winter get going, raise money and join the fight for mental health. It’s time to Move for Mind!

A man in a wheelchair and a girl both do exercises in Move for Mind tshirts

Do you feel like taking on a challenge in the winter months? Take on Move for Mind, and you can look after your own mental wellbeing, while raising money for Solent Mind.

Whether you walk, run, cycle, swim, dance or keep moving in whatever way you choice; The challenge is to do some kind of exercise every day for 30 days, as strenuous, or as chilled as you like.

Mark Andrews, Head of Business Development, said: “The link between mental and physical health has become increasingly evident throughout our experience of the last 18 months. Move for Mind represents an opportunity to interact with the outdoors, support your own wellbeing and perhaps even raise funds for your local mental health charity along the way."

You can also gain rewards along the way as you hit different fundraising targets; a t-shirt when you hit that first £50, a medal when you raise £150 and a neck buff when you raise £350. To register and raise money for Solent Mind, click here: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=_NNL-G8Iv0ezJj-cbYFXadIon9rxWrpPmSvs5UQUkeZUNE5QNkFEWlJOMzdGN1ZRQk9aQTJHWDgxWS4u

The benefits of keeping physically for our mental wellbeing is reinforced by our Workplace Wellbeing Training team, and the ‘Sport and Physical Activity’ course!

Mandy Wiltshire, the Workplace Wellbeing Training Lead, explained: “Keeping moving is so important to our mental wellbeing, studies have also shown that exercise can reduce depression and that it can be as effective as cognitive therapy.”

Mandy has advised that keeping on the move and exercise can help with:

“We believe that the benefits of sport and physical activity should be accessible for everyone. So we have a training course specifically designed to give coaches, volunteers, sport administrators and front-of-house staff the confidence to support people with experience of mental health problems to be more active.”

For more information on this course, please visit: https://www.solentmind.org.uk/training/mental-health-awareness-for-sport-and-physical-activity/

Resource links

Move for Mind Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/moveformind

A-Z of activities https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/4/2/8/6/1/files/864936_a-z-activities-national.pdf

Activity bingo https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/4/2/8/6/1/files/865394_activity-bingo-national.pdf

Running bingo https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/4/2/8/6/1/files/865393_runners-bingo-national.pdf

More ideas in our exercise and wellbeing hub www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/physical-activity-and-your-mental-health/about-physical-activity/

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