Where the funds are going
Since its creation two years ago, Move for Mental Health has raised more than $115,000 to improve the wellbeing and recovery outcomes of mental health patients throughout the Loddon Mallee region. During this time, a specialised exercise program, an on-site gym and sensory modulation tools have been introduced to mental health departments which have made a world of difference for patients.
Funds raised this year will enable the purchase of a multi-purpose bus, so more mental health patients throughout the region can access the specialised exercise program regardless of their location.
These services are delivered by Bendigo Health, a leading regional health service, with around 4,500 staff and a catchment area covering a quarter of the size of Victoria.
What is Move for Mental Health?
Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month and World Mental Health Day, 2022 Move for Mental Health is a virtual fitness and fundraising challenge for all abilities.
You can choose to walk, run, wheel, cycle or even CrossFit your way through our month-long challenge. Simply register, set your fitness and fundraising goals and share your progress online to encourage support and donations from your social network.
Register as an individual, a family or rally your work colleagues or friends to create a team. You can start working towards your fitness and fundraising goals as soon as you sign up. You may wish to walk each day, take regular exercise classes or cycle 50km a week, the choice is yours.
Participate for your chance to win:
*Register before October 1 and go into the draw to win a $100 Rebel Sport voucher. Congratulations to winner G. Richards
*Log your exercise on World Mental Health Day (October 10) and go into the draw to win a free 6 month gym membership to La Trobe Sport. Congratulations to winner N. Burrell
*Share your photos on social media and go into the draw to win a $100 Foundry voucher. Congratulations J.Scollary
*Complete the Move for Mental Health post challenge survey and go into the draw to win a $100 Rebel Sport voucher.
*Female and male participant who log the most exercise
$100 Rebel Sport gift voucher and a free 6 month gym membership to La Trobe Sport Bendigo Congratulations to winners Z. Tucker and A. Downing
*Female and male participant who raise the most funds
$100 Rebel Sport gift voucher and a free 6 month gym membership to La Trobe Sport Bendigo Congratulations to winner D. Foggo & M. Mayes
*Team that raises the most funds and logs the most exercise
Ping pong table and accessories Congratulations to winner AFS & Associates
*Family that raises the most funds and logs the most exercise
Ping pong table and accessories Congratulations to Team Mason
*Internal Bendigo Health Team
Perpetual trophy - Congratulations Parent Infant Unit
Share your journey with us online by tagging Move for Mental Health, Bendigo Health Foundation or including the following hashtag in your updates #2022moveformentalhealth. Encourage your family and friends to support your efforts by donating to your personalised fundraising page. Or better yet, get them to sign up and participate with you.
At the end of the challenge you will receive a virtual medal and a certificate of recognition to say thanks for your support.
Move for Mental Health is proudly delivered by Bendigo Health Fundraising & Foundation
We fund specialised medical equipment and services so more people in the Loddon Malee region are treated closer to home and their loved ones, supporting Bendigo Health to provide Excellent Care. Every Person, Every Time.