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Run the Squiggle FAQs

Are you taking part in Run the Squiggle? Please see below for our frequently asked questions to get you started.

It is a fun campaign to encourage people to get out, run Mind’s squiggle from our logo and to donate vital funds to Mind’s work.

No! You can take on the challenge however you would like, whether that is walking, cycling or running. Simply track your route with your chosen exercise to create your squiggle and donate!

The coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on our mental health. Your donation will help us to keep our services running to allow Mind to be there for everyone who needs us at this crucial time.

We have suggested donating £8 to mind as this could cover the cost of one call to our infoline service, which is providing people with vital advice and information at the time they need it most.

However, we understand that some people may want to donate more or less than this amount. We ask that everyone taking part donate what they can to help support Mind.

You can nominate whoever you would like to take on the challenge! Whether this is one person or 10, by nominating someone you are not only raising awareness of Mind but you will also be helping your friends and family get active to improve their own mental health.

If you can’t map your route it's no problem to still join in, donate and nominate friends and family! Why not take a photo on our run instead to help show your achievement.

You are welcome to use whichever exercise tracking app you're happy with!

By running in a squiggle, we are encouraging people to run the symbol that goes with the Mind logo to help raise awareness of Mind.
The squiggle is a well-recognised part of the Mind logo. It represents the confusion and chaos some of us can feel when experiencing a mental health problem.

It is, as long as you exercise within the recommended guidelines. We would advise everyone who takes part in this to follow the government guidelines on social distancing, to not take part if you or a member of your family has any symptoms of COVID-19 and to make sure you stay alert when exercising.

Take care to only check your route when you are somewhere safe and as with all outdoor exercise make sure you are careful when out exercising in your community.

Read all our FAQs and still confused? Get in touch. Please note we are a small team and we do receive lots of enquiries so please do be patient with us – we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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