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Are you looking to organise a walking group? Do you want to promote the benefits of a GM Daily Mile to your group members or service users? Step into this toolkit.
It is packed with information, tips and guidance to help you plan and deliver a positive GM Daily Mile walking experience and help you to promote the benefits of a GM Daily Mile to your users.
You may be looking to:
The GM Walking 7 Steps to Success Guide will help you to achieve your vision. It includes further information, tips and useful links on the following 7 steps;
There are many free Apps and websites to help you Working Out a Mile or help you to Planning a Walking Route if you are looking for support or inspiration. These downloads include the direct links you will need. The Go Jauntly app has some walks specific to Greater Manchester- check it out here.
If necessary refer to your organisation’s Health & Safety Policy
Working out how far a mile is or how far you have walked isn’t always easy. Why not try the following ideas to help you;
One way to encourage walking is to share the positive outcomes of walking a GM Daily Mile. Remember it only takes about 20 minutes to walk a mile or is about 2,000 steps, walking supports physical, emotional & mental wellbeing too.
Walking supports each of the Five Ways to Wellbeing, developed by the New Economics Foundation (2008) and used by many local, regional and nationals community & health organisations across the UK.
The five evidenced-based actions are designed to improve personal wellbeing, these are;
Let’s see how walking can can support each of these.
How a GM Daily Mile supports The Five Ways to Wellbeing
Click here for the 'At A Glance' poster
The best ways to promote a GM Daily Mile Walk will vary from group to group. A combination of promotional methods works well, we have developed some tools to help you.
Getting the messaging right
Customise this poster template to display in shops, doctors or local venues-using a variety of places will increase your reach.
You could laminate these for outdoor use or for use with whiteboard pens, to wipe clean and update. This saves on paper/printing too.
Space is provided for you to add your organisation’s logo too.Click here for your editable poster
Choosing the sweet spots to reach your target group.
Download here, print and edit
The GM Walking Staying Motivated Guide will help to motivate walkers and provides tips & ideas about the following;
Walking provides a great opportunity to learn, see new things, visit new places and explore.
Download these engaging activity sheets:
Use the I Can See It Bingo sheet and see how many of the treasures you can spot on your walk.
Tick them off as you see them. Aim for a complete line, column or a full house of ticks. Maybe compete against another person, group or family.
Check out all the other activities to meet your groups needs. (See above for links)Download the 'I Can See It' Bingo sheet here
The GM Daily Mile Scavenger Hunt encourages discovery and exploration on your walk.
Fun for all ages and abilities.
Remember there are other activities in this toolkit- there’s something for everyone. (See above for links)Download the 'Scavenger Hunt' sheet here
Remember to celebrate progress and success. Celebrating winners of challenges can be great but also consider celebrating progress too, such as consistency of walkers, new walkers or those who recruit new walkers. But only if they want the recognition!
Be proud, celebrate and continue your good work.
Click here for the certificate