We are back with the Movement and Mind Roadshow!
Running from the 11th to the 14th of October, our free-to-attend drop-in classes will be available throughout Oxfordshire offering physical activities for everyone no matter their fitness level. These classes are beginner-friendly and focused on getting out of the house and moving your body. Not only will you feel energised, but you’ll receive wellbeing expertise from our event partners like; Active Oxfordshire, Sport In Mind, NHS Oxford Health, Achieve Oxfordshire, and stopforlife. We caught up with event organiser Ellen Allsop for a comment:
“Oxfordshire Mind is excited to run Movement for Mind Roadshows across the county. These will bring together different partners from the physical activity and health sector to showcase their work and how we can best support mental health. We would love to see you there if you want some information or to participate in the drop-in activities.
We all know how important it is to keep moving for our physical health, but what about our mental health?
Movement helps us to cope with stress, build confidence, and improve concentration. Studies have found that movement is hugely favourable for getting a good night’s rest and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Physical activity has incredible benefits for our brain, but it also creates opportunities to go outside and socialise with other people. Sedentary lifestyles are much more common now, with more jobs offering a WFH option meaning less time for moving around and networking with people.
At Oxfordshire Mind, we’re on a mission to help people struggling with their mental health. We’ve seen first-hand how lifestyle and loneliness can impact our moods. Our Movement and Mind Roadshow offers a range of physical activities from long walks to yoga practice to playing football. We have a movement style for all abilities.
See below for a list of dates and locations:
11th October 11 am-4 pm
Banbury Mind Britannia Road Banbury OX16 5DN
12th October 11 am-4pm
Abingdon Mind The Charter Abingdon OX14 3LZ
13th October 11 am-1:30 pm
Witney Mind 8 Moorland Rd Witney OX28 6LF
14th October 11 am-4pm
Oxford Mind 46 Cowley Rd Oxford OX4 1HZ