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21 Sep 2018

Organise your Own Walk – 5,000 Steps to Wellbeing

5000 steps to wellbeing walkFor the past three years Mental Health Ireland have organised our 5,000 Steps to Wellbeing Walk. The feedback from everyone taking part has been very positive.

There were a lot of people that couldn’t make the walks due to the location and date, so we had a little think about it and this year we are launching Own Walks! This is your opportunity to generate awareness of mental health issues in your community and funds for Mental Health Ireland.

What is an Own Walk?

  • Own Walks are organised by a Team Leader for family, friends and community.
  • Own Walks can be as big or small as you like.
  • Own Walks can take place at any time of the year that suits you and your team.
  • Own Walks must have a Team Leader, and it’s great if that leader has support!
  • Every walker gets a FREE t-shirt… if the order is in in time!

There is no minimum amount to raise however a suggested target would be approximately €300 depending on the number of people walking the 5,000 steps with you.

The ultimate aim of the 5,000 Steps to Wellbeing Walk is for you and your friends/ community to come together for a couple of hours in support of your own wellbeing and Mental Health Ireland. You also get to experience and learn a little about the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

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:

  1. Connect
  2. Be Active
  3. Take Notice
  4. Keep Learning
  5. Give
Be active
Take notice
Keep learning

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

EVERYTHING you need is included in our Own Walk kit which you can register to receive below.

If you would like to organise an Own Walk in aid of your local Mental Health Association you can also do that!

Please call Jill with any questions on 01 284 1166 or you can email me at fundraising@mentalhealthireland.ie

Thanks a million for your support, we really appreciate it and hope you and your friends have a great time connecting, being active, taking notice, learning and giving back!

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