March on in March

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This month, Sport & Exercise have launched a new campaign, inspired by University Mental Health Day, to encourage staff and students to engage with the five ways to wellbeing.

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:

  1. Connect
  2. Be active
  3. Keep learning
  4. Give to others
  5. 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