Mind in Kingston organises weekly walks to help beat the blues 

Since the pandemic, Mind in Kingston (Mind), a Kingston-based charity, has been organising walks every Monday in local parks to help service users overcome mental health issues. 

Barbara Crow, chair of Kingston Ramblers and a keen walker, reached out to Mind in 2021 to become a voluntary walk leader and has never stopped since. 

“We encourage people to come as you are. Walking is good for you physically and mentally. 

“It’s getting out in nature, it’s enjoying just being outside. For me personally, that is a real vital part of my own mental health,” said Crow. 

Initially, the walks attracted fewer numbers but over the course of two years, the number of service-users has increased.  

According to Mind’s website: “Most of our physical activities are open to anyone who feels that physical activity could benefit their mental health.” 

For more information, visit the Mind in Kingston website. 

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