Outdoor October: Step it out with WMHA!
Now that we developed new habits from our ‘Eat Well’ month in September, it was time to keep up the good habits we had already established and moved into another month of Wellbeing. In our Winter Wellbeing Campaign, Outdoor October was the month to ‘Stay Active’. Or, if you’re new to our campaign, why not try the 2 for the month of October: ‘Eat Well’ AND ‘Stay Active’
Our October Top Tips for wellbeing have plenty of ideas on how to stay outdoors during this month, including all sorts of new ways of looking at keeping active. In addition, you will have heard James Byrne on ‘Morning Mix’ with Alan Corcoran on Friday last. James is an integrated exercise practitioner and his tips were also very inspiring.
October’s Top Tips are:
- Set Goals.
- Buddy up, find a friend to stay active with you.
- Check out a Park Run in your area.
- Check out the Couch to 5k Apps
- Hill Walk, Mt Walk. Explore all Mt Leinster has to offer with trails to suit all levels.
- Explore your county beach walks.
- Google out door Yoga, and Sea Swims all year round.
- Look up Early morning lane swimming in Enniscorthy.
- Check out Bunclody Adventure Hub. Canoeing for all levels and All ages.
- Try a Tri. For those looking for a bit more why not link in with your local Triathlon clubs in both Wexford and Bunclody.
- Enrol on an October activity with Sports Active Wexford.
In addition to all of this, October 10th was World Mental Health Day and we had a range of activities leading up to the day. There were 2 outdoor Yoga sessions with Vivian Brodie Hayes, on Tuesday October 5th in The Orchard Peace Park in Enniscorthy and on Thursday October 7th in Redmond Park in Wexford.
Sports Active Wexford ran a Walk and Tone 4-week programme in Min Ryan Park, Wexford. Wexford MHA was delighted to be teaming up with Anna Flynn for this programme. On Tuesday, 5th October, there was a Walk and Talk in Wexford, a relaxing stroll along the beautiful Quay and a call back to Wexford MHA’s office on Henrietta Street for a tea/coffee.
There will was a Wellness Café in Enniscorthy on Thursday, 7th October in the Wexford MHA office in Castle Street, Enniscorthy.
We joined Aislinn and Annette each Monday evening at 6.30 for the month for a friendly walk and talk in Enniscorthy to destress and get rid of the cobwebs!.
On World Mental Health Day, Wexford MHA launched the annual ‘Creativity Counts’ Art Exhibition.
Wexford Mental Health Association’s ‘Pocket Wellness Guide’ and ‘Great Places and Spaces Guide’ are both available at our office in Henrietta St and all across Co Wexford with information and support services to support wellbeing.
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you need any further information on 053-9140610, email Wexfordmha@mentalhealthireland.ie or firstname.lastname@example.org or or visit our social media pages.
Remember to Stay Active in Outdoor October! It will do you the world of good!