MATES IN MIND is launching a fundraising challenge ‘Every Step Counts’ to encourage individuals to get moving, while raising vital funds which will help the charity to continue to support workplaces across the UK.
The link between exercise and benefits to mental health is firmly established, from alleviating stress and anxiety, to improved sleep.
Being physically active can assist mental health during difficult times. This is now especially important as the world continues to navigate the challenges posed by Covid-19 and the changes it has brought to everyone’s lives.
Every step counts!
In virtual teams or as an individual, the challenge is to achieve a sponsored 100 miles in steps, within two weeks – every step will count.
James Rudoni, Managing Director of Mates in Mind says, “We hope this challenge will encourage businesses to come together and build relationships in their teams, while also getting moving to support the management of their mental health.”
Vinci Construction UK has led the way by being the first to pledge their commitment to the fundraising initiative.
Helen Knight, Group Health and Wellbeing Manager of HSEQ said, “We are delighted to be able to partner with Mates in Mind for their ‘Every step counts’ 100 mile challenge, as part of our spotlight on Mental Health for Mental Health Awareness Week.
“This is a great opportunity to bring teams together, from across the organisation (albeit virtually), and encourage everyone to get moving, giving our mental health a boost, whilst fundraising for a great cause.”
Fundraising from this event will allow the charity to support workplaces across the UK with vital support programmes, it says, including the delivery of mental health advice, guidance, training and enhanced live on-line support.
Mates in Mind reports it has produced new resources and tools, an evolved training programme and is developing innovative ways to reach those who are most at risk, helping us all to work better together and remain mentally healthy in this time.
To find out more about the challenge or to get your business involved, get in touch with the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.