Evidence shows there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. As part of #MarchOnInMarch, Sport & Exercise have organised a series of events to allow the University community to try out the steps for themselves.
The five ways to wellbeing are:
- Be active
- Keep learning
- Give to others
- Take notice.
Find out more about the five ways to wellbeing.
Sport & Exercise have organised a range of events, including off-peak gym open days for students and staff at the Pleasance and Easter Bush gyms, free climbing tasters and a photography competition.
You can find out more about the events on offer on the Sport & Exercise website.
Miles for Mental Health
As part of the March on in March campaign, Sport & Exercise are also taking part in the BRIT challenge (British Inspirational Trust) which aims to support young adult mental health and fitness in the UK.
On Thursday 3 March, for University Mental Health Day, Sport & Exercise are inviting students and staff to hand-cycle, cycle, wheelchair push, swim, walk, jog, run, row or paddle one mile and donate £1.
It’s easy to get involved. Take part, register your mile, and then donate your pound:
- Run, cycle or row a mile as part of your gym workout, if you’re not a member, Sport & Exercise are offering students and staff the opportunity to try the gym for free, during off-peak times, on Thursday 3 March: Off-peak open day
- Take part in the Feel Good Walk taking place on Thursday 3 March: Feel good walk
- Take an active commute to work or the University,
- Encourage your colleagues to have a walking meeting or take a break from their desks.
You can find out more on the University of Edinburgh Sport website.
Photography: Mihaela Bodlovic