for better mental health

The 2.6 Challenge

Join Mind and the rest of the nation in the #TwoPointSixChallenge

This is your chance to be a Home Hero and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony or garden. Stay active and support Mind at the same time!

The 2.6 Challenge is a nation-wide virtual event launching on the 26 April 2020. Team Mind need you more now than ever, join us today and get active, have fun, and pledge to fundraise whatever you can.

When
26 April 2020

Where
Anywhere

About the event

The outbreak of coronavirus is affecting all our lives in lots of different ways. With cancellations and postponements of hundreds of runs, walks, and cycle rides, including the London Marathon, charities across the country, including Mind, have been left struggling to maintain their usual income through fundraising events.

As we start to feel the impact of coronavirus on our mental health, it's more important than ever that we take steps to look after ourselves and our wellbeing. Keeping active is a big part of this for so many people. So, whether you're walking 26 laps of your balcony, running 2.6 miles, or doing 26 minutes of gardening, we need your help. Join Team Mind and find new ways to stay active.

How to get involved

There's no need to be a marathon runner to take part, this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. We're not looking for superheroes, we're looking for Home Heroes.

All you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and complete it on or from Sunday 26 April.

There are no rules, apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. The main thing is is to get active, have fun and help support UK's charities.

Join The 2.6 Challenge

Help us inspire the nation by sharing your pictures or videos on social media. Use the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge to be part of the campaign.

How we'll support you

When you register your place with Mind you will receive a welcome email and a welcome pack with lots of support and advice on how to raise vital funds through your challenge. You will also have support from our amazing Events Team with any questions you may have.

Any questions?

You can send us an email using the link below, or give us a call on 0300 999 3887 and we'll be more than happy to help.

Any questions? Send us an email

Sophie is running for Mind and celebrates as she sees Mind cheeres at the side of the race

Physical activity and your mental health

"I've always found that exercise is the one thing that gets me well again, with depression, it's invaluable. It makes me feel great, just healthy and active. I don't feel as tired or lethargic when I exercise and it makes me happy and content in myself."

More about physical activity

Where does the money go?

1 in 4

people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year

118,000

queries answered by our helplines in 2018/19.

15.9m

people accessed our information in 2018/2019

You can find out more about our work in the 2016/17 annual review

and more about our finances in our 2016/17 annual accounts

Other ways you could get involved

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