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Plan for a great day Know where you are going – carry a map/chart and compass and know how to use them Keep your energy levels up – carry food and drink Make sure your mobile is charged – but don’t rely on it for navigation and communication Apply sun cream, wear a sun hat Keep in touch – make sure you carry an appropriate means of calling for help should you need to Know where you’re going – choose a suitable route and allow enough time Check the latest weather and ground conditions before you set off – take advice, only attempt a...

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As some people may be aware, from October through o December 2020, NavTrek was supporting Lancashire Mind through our Wellbeing walks and decided what better way to end the quarter (and the year) than with a trek to Lapland! Our special Christmas wellbeing walk took place on the 6th of December 2020. This time, instead of a Lake District hike we took part in the Lancashire Minds Mental Elf fundraiser with a 27km trek over the Lancashire fells! In total our team contributed over 600km towards Lancashire Mind’s virtual 3226km from Lancashire to Lapland. The total raised by Team NavTrek...

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Some of you may have heard about our recent launch of Wellbeing walks. For those of you who haven’t yet heard about our walks, the idea is to promote good mental wellbeing through 'the five ways to wellbeing'. 5 ways to Wellbeing Be active - We achieve this throughout the event as we walk up hills and through the open countryside over several hours. We advise everyone that a moderate level of fitness and ability will be required for attending these walks. Connect - The wellbeing walks allow people to connect with likeminded people who share an interest in the...

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I talk about the stress bucket analogy a lot in my work life and my personal life, I find it such a great way to explain to people the very basics of maintaining wellbeing. Maintaining wellbeing is actually pretty simple when we break it down, the stress bucket analogy is the perfect tool to demonstrate how we manage stress. The stress bucket is a stress vulnerability model that was initially developed for identifying and treating relapse of mental illness however this model can be used by anyone and offers an opportunity to consider how life impacts on us in ways...

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Community, Mental health, Mountain leader, Support, Wellbeing -

My name is Rose and I’m a mental health nurse. Over the past few months I have seen first-hand the significant effects of the social isolation and of the covid-19 pandemic on people’s mental wellbeing. These negative effects on wellbeing have affected us all. We have all, in our own ways, faced disruption to our lives and difficult and daunting challenges. For most of us, these have been very worrying times; fear for our health, that of our loved ones and the most vulnerable in our society along with worries about disrupted education, income and employment. The covid-19 lockdown has...

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