Being part of a community, and not feeling isolated is known to help with positive mental health. When we feel like we're connected to other people it can be good for how we feel about ourselves and our emotional wellbeing.
Because we're naturally social animals. Sharing time and experiences with other people can give us a sense of purpose, a peek at the bigger picture, help us try new things and learn about ourselves. Laughing together, taking part in a shared event, or talking about our thoughts and feelings help us keep connected and caring for people.
Powerful, positive, passionate
By taking part in a Wellness Walk you're part of a powerful, positive, passionate community. You're joining others dedicated to supporting people with diabetes and raising money for a world where diabetes can do no harm.
Evidence shows acts of kindness can be good for your health. By doing good, you'll start to feel good. So fundraising for your Wellness Walk is not only important for people living with diabetes, but can benefit your own wellbeing.
Physical activity, shared with people with the same goal, in nature, while raising money for a world where diabetes can do no harm. The perfect setting.
Try to keep connected
And it doesn't end with a walk. Once you've completed your walk you can think of all the things you could try to keep connected.
- Join a local walking or park running group
- Cheer at a Diabetes UK event
- Join book, arts and crafts, and other recreational activity clubs
- Campaign for Diabetes UK
- Get involved with politics
- Yoga group
- Mindfulness class
Your wellbeing journey is a personal journey about finding what's right for you. Giving something a go and deciding it's not for you is a positive step. It means you're progressing on your journey.
Diabetes UK community
- less isolated
- more supported
- more confident.
They are great ways to find people talk to, learn ways to live better with diabetes and build new relationships.