GoodGym and wellbeing
Quotes from GoodGym members for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
May 11, 2021
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.
Being outdoors, exercise, helping others and meeting new people – GoodGym can really help to boost your wellbeing.
Here’s a few quotes from our GoodGym members on their experiences:
GoodGym helps with my mental health as its enabled me to meet new people, after years of severe social anxiety. I felt welcomed straight away and now feel part of a community. It also gives me a sense of purpose and a reason to leave the house, especially during Covid when I became isolated. Sinead McCarthy, GoodGym Portsmouth
“It really is the most inclusive and joyful wellbeing community I’ve ever come across.” Girija Tase
During the pandemic, a lot of tasks and missions became ones that were gardening related or community clean ups and litter picks. When you are locked down and there is so little to do, not seeing people and nowhere to go, these missions were a highlight of the day. They would make me leave work on time (something I found difficult with increased workload over the past year), get outside and do something good. It helped me forget the stresses of the day. It was really therapeutic." > Sandy Dhaliwal, GoodGym Slough
“Being outside in nature makes me happy whatever the weather and whatever the task.” Rachel White, GoodGym Kingston upon Thames
“As someone who has come throught mental health issues in the past, I found exercise and a sense of community a massive help. I really believe in the power of GoodGym.” Kate Frain, GoodGym Trafford
“GoodGym is such a positive group. It combines all the essential elements of exercise, social interaction and doing good for others.” Wendy Rumble, GoodGym Windsor and Maidenhead