MENTAL FITNESS MONTH
This May, we at PROJECT:TALK are launching our first annual Mental Fitness Month. This year, we will be bringing communities together to explore the theme of 'Mental Fitness Around Our World'.
Our headline event 'Around Your Mind' will take centre stage, leading participants on a journey around the world to learn about how our environment has a profound impact on our mental fitness.
Alongside this, we'll be running free workshops, talks, and more, as well as sharing inspiring stories of mental fitness from around the world. We hope that this will allow us to connect with our own minds, and with the diverse communities to which we belong.
We're seeking to partner with communities across the nation throughout the month, inspiring them to pioneer mental fitness in their own unique way.
MENTAL FITNESS AROUND OUR WORLD
'Mental Fitness Around Our World' explores the ways in which our surroundings influence our mental fitness.
Our relationships with both our environment and the people around us have a large impact on our capacity to thrive. While we each have some control over who and what comprises our surroundings, it is difficult to expect humans to reach their full potential when there is inequality in opportunity.
This year, we will be taking a look at the different challenges faced by communities around the world, guided by the knowledge that education will help us be kinder, more understanding and supportive to others. This month will make us all more aware of the inequalities and inequities of all kinds that surround us, and how a small hill for one may be a mountain for another.
We'll also be looking at how we can modify our surroundings to support our own mental fitness, and crucially how we are all responsible for cultivating a supportive environment for everyone. At PROJECT:TALK, we believe that it is only together that we thrive, and that the interactions we have with those around us are fundamental to our mental fitness.
THEME OF 2021
AROUND YOUR MIND
MENTAL FITNESS MONTH EVENT
Taking part in physical activity, directly affects and improves our mental fitness. Why not set yourself a personal challenge this May and see what you can achieve when you put your mind to it!
Our 'Around Your Mind' event serves to amplify our Mental Fitness message and get as many of you involved as we can. We are challenging you to get out and get active. The activities you take part in will contribute to a collective goal of traveling 15,000km throughout Mental Fitness Month.
Every kilometre achieved will reflect a kilometre traveled, taking you on a virtual journey around the world. We will stop off and visit different countries at various milestones, to learn about their culture and the environments that affect their mental fitness.
On arriving at a virtual location, you will receive a travel guide including 'must see' landmarks and experiences unique to the country. You will also be given recipes to help explore the native cuisine and learn what is unique about each community's mental fitness culture. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a variety of inspirational individuals, who will kindly be sharing their own experiences of mental fitness.
Alongside the educational materials and uplifting stories, you are in with the chance of receiving travel-themed prizes for hitting distance or donation milestones like completing 100km or 200km or fundraising £100 or £200 for PROJECT:TALK. These prizes will be kindly donated by our event sponsors.
All you need to do to contribute your KMs is sign up to our event here and this will automatically add your KMs through the popular fitness app Strava. You can download for free if you haven't yet already got it!
15 COUNTRIES | 15,000 KMS | £5,000
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH MENTAL FITNESS MONTH?
Join our official Mental Fitness Month virtual event 'Around Your Mind' for free!
Release those endorphins and get moving for your mental fitness! Take part in our headlining event and move your way Around Our World whilst helping to raise invaluable funds to support our work. Enter individually or get a team together with family, friends, colleagues or similar!
Attend our free workshops and talks
We've got a great schedule of free mental fitness events click here to go to our events page!