Staff at the St Neots projects have supported Service Users with their plans to launch a Summer Walking Group.

The aim is for individuals to get fitter, build their self-esteem and to use their time for something positive, and also get to meet individuals from other Amicus Trust projects.

Walking and nature is known to support peoples mental health and general mood and after a year of lock down many
of our residents have suffered with their mental health and have also felt incredibly isolated.

The first walk taken went from St Neots to Buckden and back, those involved clocked up 13.5 miles & 35000 steps!!
‘Thank you so much for the walk today it did help me clear my head about things and just remind me of more of my mum which was good. Sorry I started to fail behind on the way back. It was good to see WD and meet TM.’ Walking group member, St Neots.

The walking group will continue bi-weekly until September. Each time we will take on a new route and challenge and we aim to do a huge walk in September to raise money for charity. All our residents are encouraged to attend the session through key work, posters and our newsletter.
Well done to the residents at St Neots, and to the Team for helping service users get the initiative up and ...walking!