Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

100 Miles in May for Mind

Options
coylygirl
coylygirl Community member Posts: 283 Pioneering
Well I have completed my latest challenge and raised some money for Mind in the process.  I am currently taking an online course with the charity - 'Developing Resilience' which is really supportive and helpful.  It is a free course so it's great to be able to give something back.  I have enjoyed getting outside in the fresh air every day, despite the wind, rain and hail.  I have decided to set myself a goal of walking 1 million steps over the next 3 months, which is about 11000 steps, or 5 1/2 miles a day.  It will be challenging but I think I am up for it.  Hoping for some better weather.

Comments

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2021
    Options
    I think this is a good goal and a nice cause to raise money for.

    Walking is really helpful not just for the body but for the mind as well so you will be benefitting yourself on top of raising some money for a good cause!

    I walk 4-5 miles a day, though you wouldn't know it to look at me, and I really enjoy it. I can only imagine how big I'd be if I didn't walk, probably the size of a house.
  • coylygirl
    coylygirl Community member Posts: 283 Pioneering
    Options
    @66Mustang Thanks for your reply, I walked in March and May but didn't in April and my mental health suffered terribly as a result.  I just needed that motivation to get me out there.  4-5 miles is a great daily distance and well done if you have been getting out there in the wind and rain.  
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2021
    Options
    If you need the motivation to get out for a walk, and you are an animal person, I can recommend a dog! You can be feeling miserable and down and not up for going out and then the dog will look at you with a look on its face "please take me out", and they are totally non-judgemental - they just want their walk (and food). :smiley:
  • coylygirl
    coylygirl Community member Posts: 283 Pioneering
    Options
    I'm not keen on dogs to be honest.  On one of my walks, this dog came racing up behind me , barking and snarling like the hound of the baskervilles.  I was sure it was at least a rotweiller and cowered into the hedge.  Its owner called it away and I tured round to be confronted with some kind of wire haired terrier!  I felt so silly  :smiley:
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Wishing you all the best with your new challenge @coylygirl! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    You're doing amazingly well with walking @coylygirl - I think it does give you an incentive when you know you're helping a charity too. My daughter did a (less ambitious) challenge of walking 60 miles to raise funds for Gt. Ormond Street Hospital recently, & thoroughly enjoyed it with her little dog.
    Good luck with your next goal; an incredible challenge, but I'm sure you'll do it. :)
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Well done on completing your challenge @coylygirl

    I agree that the course sounds great too. Have you learnt lots so far? 

    Best of luck for the next challenge, and let's hope the weather holds out for you :) 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • coylygirl
    coylygirl Community member Posts: 283 Pioneering
    Options
    Thanks @Tori_Scope, weather is splendid at the moment and another 6 miler today with the local walking group.  I have learnt from my Mind sessions that I function well in groups and enjoy the interaction so my CPN is looking into that for me.  The course is thought provoking and reflective, just what I need.  Take care and good wishes to you  :)
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Well done on the 6 miles! And it's really great that your CPN is looking into more interactive groups for you @coylygirl :) A positive step forward.

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,741 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    @coylygirl well done, for helping others, I'm sure you will complete the challenge. 
  • coylygirl
    coylygirl Community member Posts: 283 Pioneering
    Options
    @Sandy_123 Thank you, I find that helping others helps me more x

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.