Take on a fitness challenge that's good for your mind
PROJECT:TALK, an organisation raising awareness of the importance of fitness for our mental as well as physical health, are hosting the PROJECT:TALK//5000 challenge to raise money for community mental health initiatives.
Taking place throughout the month of September, PROJECT:TALK is encouraging people to sign up in order to help them collectively raise £5,000 by running, cycling or walking 5000km. All money raised will go towards developing training packages for their TOOLS TO:TALK and WALK TO:TALK projects.
TOOLS TO:TALK provides a range of training sessions designed to provide community members with the tools, language, and confidence to have supportive and effective conversations about mental health, while WALK TO:TALK aims to promote mental fitness by getting people active in the outdoors, bringing people together and starting conversations around mental health.
According to Mind, 60% of adults said their mental health has worsened during lockdown, and 75% of young people aged 13-24 with an existing mental health problem reported worse mental health since the coronavirus pandemic began, so it’s more important than ever to support initiatives like this.