Walk for Wellbeing Your Challenge

Mark World Mental Health Day (10 October) and complete a walk of any length between 7 and 13 October 2024.

Choose your route – it could be your usual walk, or perhaps you’d like to challenge yourself? Enjoy stepping out on your own or with friends, family, colleagues and/or your four-legged friends – walking can really boost your mental wellbeing. Whether you’re an early bird or like to chase the sunset, make Your Challenge work for you.

By taking part in Walk for Wellbeing and raising money, you’re helping us to provide mental health training and resources to help children and young people look after their wellbeing.

Once you have signed up to the event, we will send you our digital Walk for Wellbeing pack with tips on training and to help you with any fundraising you are hoping to do. Please be aware we are asking for a £10 entry fee to take part in this challenge, which covers administration costs and a t-shirt that will be posted to you.

Sign up today to be part of our 2024 Walk for Wellbeing team and raise vital funds for young people’s mental health!

Key Information

This is a single event that spans several dates. See below for details:
October 07 2024
October 13 2024

Start Time: Any time

End Time: Any time

Event Capacity: Unlimited

Cost: £10

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The number of children and young people experiencing mental health problems is extremely concerning. In 2023, about 1 in 5 children and young people aged 8 to 25 years had a probable mental disorder, according to NHS Digital.

Addressing these problems early is absolutely vital. It can make a massive difference to a young person’s wellbeing and to their future.

The Charlie Waller Trust works with thousands of parents, carers, teachers and employers to give them the skills and confidence to spot signs of mental ill-health and support young people to seek help. Our approach is positive, practical and proven. It gives people confidence to talk openly about mental health, and skills that last a lifetime.

With your support, we can give young people the tools to help them avoid reaching crisis point.

Being active can have a really positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

The NHS says it’s a scientific fact that regular physical activity and exercise can make us healthier and happier. When we’re active, the body releases feel-good hormones that can improve our mood and increase our energy. Even getting a little bit more active can help:

  • Calm our mind, especially if we’re feeling sad, angry or frustrated.
  • Increase our confidence and self-esteem.
  • Reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Boost our motivation and focus.
  • Help us connect with others by providing new ways to meet people, such as team sports or walking groups.

Being active doesn't mean you have to join a gym. Walking is one of the simplest ways to keep fit and can be great for our mental wellbeing. The UK’s Chief Medical Officers recommends that adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week – and brisk walking counts!

Read more about the benefits of being active on mental health here.

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