Bucks Mind launches 'Be Active' fundraising campaign
Buckinghamshire Mind, the mental health charity, has today launched a new fundraising campaign, Be Active for Bucks Mind, that encourages people to be active every day.
The campaign aims to promote physical and mental wellbeing, while also raising vital funds for the charity’s mental health services in Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire.
There are many studies that have shown that doing physical activity can improve mental health. For example, it can help with better sleep, happier moods and managing stress, anxiety or intrusive and racing thoughts.
Many people find that physical activity helps them maintain positive mental health, either on its own, or in combination with other treatments.
Kaya Mallinder, Fundraising and Communications Officer for Buckinghamshire Mind said:
“Bucks Mind recognises that it’s particularly important, in these uncertain times and during a period of national lockdown in England, for us all to look after our mental and physical wellbeing.
“You don’t have to be a marathon runner or take up a sport to take part in Be Active for Bucks Mind, you simply need to try and be active in some way every day for a period of time. You could do gardening, dog walking, yoga or even be mentally active by completing a crossword.
"You could do a different activity every day or repeat the same one. You could do it every day for a week, a month or longer.
"It really is up to you! Once you’ve decided what activity you want to do and for how long, just set-up a JustGiving fundraising page and ask your friends and family to sponsor you.
“By taking part in the Be Active for Bucks Mind you can not only support your own mental health but also that of local people experiencing a mental health problem by raising funds for Bucks Mind.”
The funds raised will be used to support Bucks Mind’s mental health services, which are continuing to support the community during lockdown and far beyond.