It was Mental Health Awareness Week between the 14th and 20th May 2018 with a focus on stress. By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.
There are many ‘stress busters’ that can prevent too much stress and keep us well. One of these is ‘Staying Active’. Here at Dingley’s Promise we promote the five Ways to Well-being, with staying active being a core way. Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem, and can help you concentrate, sleep well and look and feel better about yourself.
With this in mind, we were set a challenge – who can walk the most steps throughout half term! Pedometers were kindly donated by Incahoot, who support us with an employee benefits, reward and recognition scheme.
Staff made the most of the opportunity, getting out in the sunshine, taking walking breaks and teaming up together to get their steps up. We’re pleased with how engaged our staff were with the challenge, walking over 1,074 miles between us!
Congratulations to our winning team, Wokingham who walked the furthest and to our top three walkers, Shellie, Lynne and Lou. With tickets to our upcoming Venetian Masquerade Ball, Prosecco hampers kindly donated by Incahoot and an offer of a team lunch, we had a fantastic time!