We launched Walk a Mile in My Shoes recently, with the aim of helping people to improve their mental health by getting out of their “COVID isolation bubble” and going for a walk. At the same time, thinking about family, friends and perhaps colleagues who are struggling or have struggled with their mental health, especially during the pandemic.

If you are back in the office, or even if you are still working from home, a 20-minute walk at lunchtime or straight after work can have a hugely positive impact on your wellbeing.

How to get involved:

  • Grab your shoes and head out for a walk
  • Take some time for yourself or catch up with a friend or member of your household
  • Take a photo or video of your walk; a selfie, the view, or your companion
  • Upload the image or video to social media when you get home and tag Shawmind on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram and use the hashtag #WalkAMileInMyShoes
  • You might encourage others to take part or invite them to walk with you later in the week, by tagging them in your post – let’s get walking, let’s get talking about mental health!

Walk a Mile in My Shoes is also about raising money to help others with their mental health.

We are fundraising to train teachers in the basics of mental health support, so that they can be an effective front line for mental health support in and out of the classroom.

It costs about £100 to train a teacher in the basics of mental health support.

Help us train more teachers in your community, so that the next generation has access to the right support when they need it most.

Encourage people to make a donation to our campaign, you can do this directly through Facebook or via our Aviva fundraising page: