Move It for Mental Health
Mon 1 Jan - Tue 31 Dec 2024 Anywhere

Move It for Mental Health

Get your body moving, help your mind and receive your medal in this virtual challenge! Be more active over the next 4 weeks to improve your wellbeing and help others with theirs too.

  • Mon 1 Jan - Tue 31 Dec 2024

Move It for Mental Health



All ages

  • 4 weeks multi terrain running


The Department of Health recommends that adults should aim to be active daily, and complete around 2.5 hours of moderate intensity activity a week (about half an hour five times a week).

Whether you already do this and more, or you need a little nudge to get there – challenge yourself and raise money for Mental Health UK.


  • Set your daily goal and stick to it for four weeks
  • Outdoors, indoors, town, country, flat or hilly - it's up to you!
  • Start your challenge anytime
  • Sign up solo or create a team
  • Step up, push yourself and reach a new level
  • Get sponsors or donate
  • Receive a medal

The challenge you need

This challenge is for everyone, regardless of fitness level or ability. Here are just some of the many benefits to you:

  • Lose weight
  • Decrease stress
  • Develop healthier habits
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Sense of achievement
  • Feel happier


Improving mental wellbeing

This virtual challenge highlights the importance of keeping your mental wellbeing in check. Getting involved in a virtual challenge like this can help to keep you motivated and healthy, whilst also raising awareness of the charity and showing your support - for an even greater feel-good factor!

  • Buggy friendly
  • Fancy dress

How it works

  1. Choose your activity: Running, walking, cycling, weightlifting, swimming, squats, stairs (the possibilities are endless!)
  2. Set the target. eg. 5k run every other day, 50 squats every day, 100 deadlifts every day, a marathon over a month, Lands End to John O’Groats over a month, 10,000 steps a day.
  3. Register and fundraise for Mental Health UK as you go to help people affected by mental health problems.

Corporate challenge

  • A fun, physical challenge to bring your team together virtually!
  • You and your colleagues will each complete the set goal over four weeks.
  • Challenge your workmates to see who can reach the goal the fastest.


Team benefits

  • Promote and improve physical and mental wellbeing both at home and at work
  • Improve team engagement
  • Boost morale through this short, fun, physical challenge
  • Achieve CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) goals
  • Team rewards - matching medals


Team fundraising page

Your team can have a joint fundraising page and a joint fundraising target so that you can fundraise collectively to reach a single goal. This helps increase feel-good factor! There is a fundraising target per person, but your team can set its own goal.


  • Rural
  • Urban

  • Medal

Raise £100 or more and receive a Mental Health UK medal.

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

Mental Health UK

By raising £100, you could help Mental Health UK recruit 15 volunteers to help moderate Clic, their online support community, so members can feel welcomed, listened to, and supported throughout their session.

  • All ages
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Entry fees

Entry fee


Hannah and her sister Natasha ran 50k in a month

When I was 29, I was diagnosed with depression and PTSD. I felt like I had no control over my life, that I was a weak person and I didn't want to live anymore. For the best part of a year I received therapy and regained control of my life. The support I received through therapy and my mental health team was second to none, and helped me to understand that I wasn't weak - and that saved me.

Taking part in this challenge was my way of giving back and raising awareness. We sometimes forget that it is okay to not be okay and the professionals that help us are amazing. When I told my sister I was going to run 50k in a month and fundraise, she said 'count me in'. She was right by my side to remind me not to give up! We kept going, we enjoyed it, and we achieved it! I am so happy the money raised can go towards providing support and help to people in need. Hannah

Josh ran 100 miles in a month

He smashed that distance, ran 130 miles and raised £1,300 to support people that need it the most.