Mental Health Week Nature Run

Improving mental health


Location
From your home
Any city
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Date and time
12:00 - 10:40
Monday, 10th of May 2021


Mental Health Awareness Week 10th -16th May 2021

Our relationship with nature – how much we notice, think about and appreciate our natural surroundings – is a critical factor in supporting good mental health and preventing distress.

Nature is an important need for many and vital in keeping us emotionally, psychologically and physically healthy.

When it comes to mental health benefits, nature has a very wide definition. It can mean green spaces such as parks, woodland or forests as well as blue spaces like rivers, wetlands, beaches or canals. It also includes trees on an urban street, private gardens, verges and even indoor plants or window boxes.

This is great news as it means the mental health benefits of nature can be made available to nearly every one of us, no matter where we live.

With technology at our fingertips, It's all too easy to get wrapped up in PBs, exercise tracking and fitness goals, and to lose that simple feeling found in the pleasure of movement.

So, the GoodGym training session for Mental Health Awareness Week is to strip it all back to nature.

Forget the Garmin Ignore the distance and pace Simply run (walk or cycle) for the pure enjoyment of moving.

Any distance, any time.. Just take time to listen to your thoughts, appreciate the birds chirping and see how the trees sway. Just strip it all back and enjoy the surroundings.

Want to know more about Mental Health Awareness week?

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week



Who's going

  • Sian Dobson Hughes

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Location
From your home
Any city
Any postcode
Date and time
12:00 - 10:40
Monday, 10th of May 2021



From your home
Any city
Any postcode


Sian Dobson Hughes
Led by Sian Dobson Hughes

Area Activator for Stockport. A born and bred Manc and a lover of all things running. From marathons to trails, triathlons to tracks.


What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

This event is not organised by GoodGym and GoodGym takes no responsibility for your participation in the event.

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