5,000 Steps to Wellbeing Walk – 7th October

By 24th September 2018 June 3rd, 2020 No Comments

To celebrate Mental Health Week our national 5,000 Steps to Wellbeing Walk will take place on Sunday 7th October at 2pm in the magnificent forest walk around the perimeter of UCD, University College Dublin. Bookings will open in the coming weeks.


We are delighted this year to partner with Healthy UCD on this walk and thank them for their support and hospitality.

Why 5,000 steps?

The walk promotes the Five Ways to Wellbeing and we felt five physical steps just isn’t enough so we added 4995!

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are actions we can take to look after our wellbeing. They were developed from extensive research carried out by the New Economics Foundation and they are:

All five are easy to incorporate into our lives and we’re probably doing some of them already without even realising!

The 4km walk for everyone. Its buggy, wheelchair, scooter and doggie friendly.

This is an opportunity for you, your family and friends come together to learn about the Five Ways to Wellbeing whilst on our leisurely walk. We will give a brief intro to each of the five ways at the 1,000 step markers and refreshments will be served at the finish line in the Student Union Centre in UCD.

There is a small fee to take part. This money will go directly to funding the promotion of positive mental health via our programmes, training and campaigns.

  • Adults pay €15.
  • College students pay €5.
  • Children go free.

This year we are also launching Own Walks. We realise not everyone can make it to UCD on the 7th of October so we have prepared an event kit so you can organise your own walk within your own community. You can find out about organising your Own Walk here.