Continue to ‘Move your Mind’ in 2021!
Our ‘Move your Mind’ campaign encourages you to do something positive for your wellbeing – for 30 minutes a day. Each month we’ll set a new challenge based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Follow our Instagram page @move_your_mind_dorset for ideas and inspiration and use #My30Mins
This month is #FeelGoodFebruary
And we challenge you to …
The best part about Move your Mind is you get to set your own goals to suit you and your daily routine.
Whilst registering is FREE we recommend an individual fundraising target of £1 a day – If you don’t want to fundraise, you could donate yourself – that’s cheaper than buying a morning coffee, snack or your commute to work.
This achievable amount could help us deliver weekly counselling safely for a child in Dorset.
Fundraising is not compulsory, however after signing up, you will be directed to our JustGiving page where you can set up your own fundraising page or make a donation.
Doing something each day for your wellbeing will help lockdown pass – we’re in difficult circumstances right now. Find a routine, keep yourself motivated and focus on you for just 30 minutes. It can help with:
Sign up as an individual. Why not take this challenge on with a friend, your team mates, colleagues or peers?
– Look the part AND support Dorset Mind by purchasing branded merchandise from our website.
– Our private Facebook community group has been created for you to share your story, progress and to help encourage other participants – the challenge is more fun when it’s shared with others.
– You’ll receive plenty of support – why not engage with our Instagram account using the hashtag #My30Mins
How can CONNECTING help my mental health?
There is strong evidence that indicates that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need and one that contributes to functioning well in the world.
It’s clear that social relationships are essential for our wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages.
With this in mind, here’s some ideas of how you can connect with other people:
- Pick up the phone and speak to someone instead of sending an email
- Talk to someone new – it might just make their day too
- Ask how someone’s weekend was and actively listen when they reply
- Find out how someone really is. Ask them twice
- Go for a socially distant walk with a friend