Take Action, Get Active

Join Take Action, Get Active, and throughout the month of May, take part in half an hour of exercise a day, outdoors to support the Mental Health Foundation. Complete the 30 minutes a day, your way, you can run, jog, walk, skip – be as creative as you like, and you will receive full support from us along the way.
 
Our theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year is nature. Spending quality time with nature can reduce stress, balance your mood and help you feel more positive. The important thing is to switch on your senses and really connect – whether that’s noticing nature on your daily jog, or listening to the birds on your woodland walk.
 

FAQs

When will I receive my fundraising pack? You will receive your fundraising pack once you have signed up to the challenge. You can sign up from the 12th April.
How do I fundraise? Set up your fundraising page and we will send you regular tips and advice on how to fundraise for this challenge.
How much does it cost to take part? It is free to take part in Take Action, Get Active, you’ll then raise donations as part of the challenge. We recommend setting a target of £150. Why not ask friends and family to sponsor you for £1 every day in May!
Can anyone take part? Anyone aged 16 or over can take part, and if you are under the age of 16, please ask a parent or guardian to get in touch with us at [email protected]
Can I take part if I sign up after the 1st May? Absolutely! If you sign up after the 1st May, you can complete your 30 days of exercise from the day you sign up. Please make sure you amend the challenge dates on your fundraising page. To do this, log into your GivePenny account, once on your dashboard, scroll down to your challenges, find the challenge you want to edit and click 'customise' button, and edit the challenge 'end date' and click save and continue.
How can I track my exercise? Update your page to show you have completed your 30 minutes of exercise a day. You can also add photo updates to your page
How can I remain safe? It is important to make sure you remain safe, and follow the most up to date government guidelines when taking part in your challenge. Please note that these could change between now and when you begin your challenge.
Will I receive a medal? Anyone who signs up to Take Action, Get Active and raises funds for the Mental Health Foundation will receive one of our digital medals at the end of the challenge.

Fundraising tips:

  • Once you sign up, you can create your fundraising page.
  • Share share share! Once your page is up and running, you can share it on social media, and encourage friends and family to sponsor you.
  • Not everyone is online, so think about who else you can reach out to more personally to tell them about your challenge.
  • Get your donors involved, ask them to challenge you to different activities in exchange for donations!

Please get in touch with the events team at: [email protected] with any questions.