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Welcome to the Move for Nottinghamshire Mind May virtual challenge

Move for Nottinghamshire Mind is our virtual challenge with the aim of getting our communities working together, moving for better mental health and raising awareness of the work of Nottinghamshire Mind.

It is a month long challenge, taking place in May 2021 and we are asking you to set your own target to simply move more.
You may want to set yourself a distance challenge – walking, running, swimming, skipping, cycling or space-hopping! You may want to try a new sport. You may choose to join an online exercise class twice a week. Maybe going to the gym every day is your thing or walking a mile a day. You may want to learn a dance or try out your child’s skateboard. The options are endless. Get your friends and family involved too (in line with Government Covid restrictions, of course.) Make it achievable and, most importantly, make it fun!*

It’s well documented that exercise plays a huge part in maintaining positive mental health. By joining Move for Nottinghamshire Mind, you will be improving your own physical and mental wellbeing while providing vital funds to help us continue our work, supporting the mental health of people in our communities.

Keeping It Local

This is a challenge for the people of Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas to support local mental health provision and help us to make a difference in their communities.
A big part of maintaining positive mental health is maintaining a thriving local economy and community spirit. This is why we have involved local community groups and small businesses in the challenge.

A small group of primary schools, supported by the Sherwood Forest Education Partnership, were invited to design our medal. We are pleased to say that the design by Jared from Forest View Academy in Ollerton was chosen along with elements of design from Freya and Luke, also from Forest View Academy

The medals will be made out of wood by the Dukeries Community Workshop in Ollerton. The workshop has been a long-standing partner of Nottinghamshire Mind, supporting our service users by running woodworking and fused glass courses. Producing the medals will test out the abilities of their newly built CNC router. We are proud to have them on board.
The ribbon for the medals is being printed by a small Nottinghamshire business and will be sewn by members of community craft groups and WIs.

Our Nottinghamshire Mind branded items are supplied and printed by Wrigleprint, an independent business owned and run by Scott Wrigley in Balderton.
Huthwaite based CCM Group is supporting us with the design and production of our challenge welcome pack, which you will receive via e-mail after sign-up.
By sourcing everything locally, we know everything will be of the best quality and produced with care and attention to detail. By signing up to our challenge, you will be supporting your local businesses and communities.

Peer Support

We know that sharing achievements and building friendships boosts our mental health and self-esteem so participants will have access to a dedicated Move for Nottinghamshire Mind peer support Facebook group where you’ll be able to share photographs and videos of your activity, discuss your challenge and connect with others who are also taking part.

Maximise Your Impact

Although it is not a requirement, we would like to encourage participants to receive sponsorship for their challenge. You can do this by setting up a JustGiving page and selecting Nottinghamshire Mind as your charity. Please make reference to the challenge in your page title as this helps us to monitor impact.
You will also have the opportunity to purchase Nottinghamshire Mind branded items. By wearing these, you’re spreading the word about our charity and showing the public that you support our work.

What You’ll Receive

• A welcome pack direct to your email containing challenge information, resources and exclusive offers from some of our Community Partners**
• Access to a dedicated peer support Facebook group
• A beautiful wooden medal and certificate on completion

Thank you and Good Luck!

*Nottinghamshire Mind and their Community Partners can accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury incurred while participating in our Move for Nottinghamshire Mind virtual challenge. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure their challenge is within their own capabilities and that any equipment they use is in a safe condition and fit for purpose.
** A Community Partner is a group/organisation/company who is associated with Nottinghamshire Mind to deliver services, promote or fundraise for the organisation.