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Mental Wellbeing and Walking

posted 27 Jan 2019, 05:20 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 27 Jan 2019, 05:21 ]
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Festival of Winter Walks and went walking over the last few weeks in the beautiful countryside. We’ve got another exciting opportunity for you coming up. 

This year at the Ramblers, we’ve teamed up with the mental health anti-stigma campaign Time to Change to highlight the wellbeing benefits of walking.

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet many people are still afraid to talk about it. Walking is a perfect way to start talking with others and opening up.

Time to Talk Day, on 7 February is an awareness raising day that is all about bringing together the right elements for having a conversation about mental health. 

Being physically active, connecting with nature and other people – the ingredients of a Ramblers group walk - are all things which have been shown to have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. We know that walking with a Ramblers group is a lifeline for many people with mental health problems, so we are encouraging all our groups to have conversations about mental health on their walks during the first week of February.

We’ve created a top tips guide for walking and talking about mental health that you can download on our website: 

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