Get moving for mental health!

2020-08-10 4:27:30 PM

We’ve all been feeling the stress of COVID-19, so Women’s College Hospital’s Family Practice Health Centre compiled a list of 25 coping tips to support your mental health during the pandemic.

Even making small changes like moving each day, keeping connected to friends, and finding things to be grateful for each day can boost your mood. Registering for the Virtual Run for Women, an event that raises funds for WCH’s Women’s Mental Health Program, is a great way to check off a few of these boxes and build healthy new habits, too!

Here are a few ways joining the Run for Women can help you make a positive impact on your own life and help to improve access to mental healthcare for all women:
 
  • Find some time to move each day > Get outside to practice for your 5K or 10K run or walk.
  • Reach out to others > Stay connected to friends by creating a Run for Women team and keep each other motivated.
  • Spend extra time playing with children > Include your kids in this family-friendly event, a great way for them to stay active and learn the power of giving back, too.
  • Help others > Sign up and fundraise to help break down barriers to quality mental healthcare for women.
  • Notice the good in the world > Witness the impact of a thousand runners and walkers across Canada coming together to advance access to mental healthcare for women!
 
This virtual event is all about having fun, improving health, and smashing the stigma that is preventing women from accessing the mental health care they need, and deserve.

You don’t have to be a runner or an athlete to participate! The Run for Women includes options to participate in a 5K or 10K walk or run, anytime and anywhere between September 17 and 27th! Registration is $40, and 100% of proceeds from Toronto’s run directly support the Women’s Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital.

To learn more about the event and how you can make a difference in your life and the life of others, visit www.runforwomen.ca.
 
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Just a few simple steps can go a long way towards improving your mental health and improving access to mental healthcare for all women!