Walking and talking down the Halbeath Road is a walking group aiming at improving mental health through socialisation and staying active. It is joint venture between Dunfermline Athletic and The Pars Foundation, which is led by Eddie Martin, mental health ambassador for the football club.
During the pandemic it is fair to say that everyone`s mental health has been affected by this. The aims of this group are to break the cycle of people feeling lonely and isolated. Gentle exercise can improve your mental health, and using the outdoors and green spaces. When we connect with nature it brings calm, joy and wonder to our daily lives. Walking can improve mood and sleep quality, reduce stress and anxiety.
The group meets every Friday at 10.00am, and it has been a great success since it began in April. It is a very welcoming group that is non-judgemental, and inclusive to our local community. It is open to all; you do not need to support The Pars to take part.
Having the opportunity to talk and meet new friends helps you take the positive steps to increase your mental well-being.