Another successful year for Get Moving!

Read about this year's Get Moving Walk 4 Life, which took place on Saturday 20th May at Painshill Park

Over 180 people came together at Painshill Park in Cobham to take part in this year’s Get Moving 5K Walk 4 Life.

This was the eighth annual sponsored walk, which this year took place on Saturday 20th May and was organised in partnership with local not-for-profit organisation, Catalyst.

Research shows that regular exercise can improve self-esteem, confidence and boost our overall mood. Get Moving promotes the benefits of physical activity for healthy mental wellbeing and aims to challenge stigma surrounding mental ill-health by raising awareness of these conditions.

This year, Worshipful the Mayor of Elmbridge, Rachel Lake, accompanied by Madam Mayor Consort, Ian Lake, officially opened the event, which was attended by members of the public, Trust staff, governors and members.

Fiona Edwards, our Chief Executive, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who came on Saturday to join us in celebrating the link between physical activity and positive mental wellbeing.

“Our annual Get Moving event is a fantastic way for people of all ages and fitness abilities to get out and about, and we are thrilled that this year saw our biggest turnout yet.

“We would also like to say a huge thank you to Painshill Park for again allowing us to use their beautiful setting, as well as our event partner Catalyst, who helped to make the day such a success.”

The walk was supported by Catalyst, a charity which works to promote the wellbeing of people across Surrey struggling with drugs, alcohol and mental health.

Sue Murphy, Acting Chief Executive of Catalyst said: “We were delighted to be able to partner with Surrey and Borders Partnership for this wonderful opportunity for people to walk for wellbeing in the beautiful surroundings of Painshill Park.

“Exercise and socialising outdoors is a great way to support the people we work with and goes a long way to ending isolation and improving resilience and recovery.”

More information about Catalyst:

Catalyst is a not for profit organisation which works to promote the wellbeing of people across Surrey struggling with drugs, alcohol and mental health. Counselling for those struggling with substance use issues is provided through the Reach Out programme and they offer one to one and group support for alcohol and drug issues. Through The Welcome Project they offer one to one and group support, and activities to increase mental and emotional wellbeing for people affected by a range of mental health issues – from stress, anxiety and depression to medical conditions – in a friendly and inclusive way.

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