Miles for Washington Mind Fundraiser

Events — Miles for Washington Mind Fundraiser

12/05/2018 until 12/05/2018

Miles for Washington Mind

The Galleries is a proud supporter of local community groups and charities and we will be participating in a week-long, national campaign to raise awareness of Mental Health.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year the focus is on stress.

Research has shown that two-thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.

During the week Team Galleries is aiming to take 7 million steps to match the 3,540 miles from here to Washington DC to highlight the benefits of exercise in combating stress and raise money for Washington Mind!

On Saturday 12th May staff will be in Wessington Square from 9am alongside members from Washington Mind to kickstart the challenge by cycling and rowing and you can also lend a hand.

Staff from Mind will also be available to offer support and advice. They will be holding a tombola to raise funds for their work.

For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week visit: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

For more information on Washington Mind visit:
http://www.washingtonmind.org.uk/

The following week, every day at 12.30pm and 1pm, get a free introduction to Mindfulness in Wessington Square.

The sessions will include relaxation, breathing meditation, and mindful movement.

Mindfulness is a proven technique to reduce stress and help you feel more in control that you can use at anytime and anywhere.

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