Two Hemel Hempstead based mental health charities are organising a walk to boost people’s wellbeing across the town.
‘Get Hemel Talking’ is taking place on October 31 and the organisers are Paul Hughes from Brave – a men’s mental health charity – and Zoe Godden, founder of YOUnique Minds.
Both are encouraging people to take part in the event and get together, in groups no larger than six, with their loved ones by going for a walk.
Paul said: “We have obviously missed our friends and families during this time, and on Saturday October 31, we are asking the people of Hemel Hempstead to contact their loved ones and go on a nice walk together to catch up, check in on one another and find out how we are all doing.
“Exercise and talking can have such a positive effect on our wellbeing and that is what we are hoping to achieve.”
Zoe said everyone is welcome to join the event at any time, though the time suggested is between 8am and 3pm.
She added: “Talking about how we’re doing is so important, particularly during such uncertain times. The benefits of exercise and the effects on our mental health are well documented so if we can improve our wellbeing whilst seeing our nearest and dearest then that is brilliant. We would love to see as many people as possible across Hemel coming together and taking part.”
The organisers are recommending a donation of £10 per walking group, the money will be split between the two organisations to guarantee their continued growth.
If you can’t participate but would like to still donate go to http://gofundme.com/f/gethemeltalking