At Porterhouse, as a busy, insight-led healthcare communications group, we recognise good mental health is as important as good physical health.
Spending even 10 minutes outside in nature can have a positive effect on our mental health, so for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 2021, we were proud to connect with nature and take part in imc group’s ‘Walkathon for Wellbeing’ challenge to raise money for the charities Mind and YoungMinds.
We are now delighted to announce that the winner of the challenge was Erin Silvester, a Senior Account Executive at Porterhouse Medical, UK. Erin walked an impressive 86 miles throughout the week and by the look of her photos connected with some very beautiful nature.
When asked about the event, she commented:
‘I have been walking between 5-10km a day since February as it forces me to get outside, so last week with the challenge I tried to double and do around 20km a day. I’m still going on my walks this week but thankful they are shorter!! I have attached a picture from Strava of one of my longer walks that looks (and felt) like I walked the outline of Africa!
I was lucky to spend the first half of the week at the beach on the south coast so enjoyed walking past the sea and harbour. I have also included a picture in there of the dog that I walk, who didn’t quite have the stamina I did by the end of the week!!’
Congratulations to Erin (and the pooped pooch) for a well-deserved win and for fundraising for a great cause.
For more about the important role nature can play i n good mental health, visit https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week