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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC Mental Health Webinar Workshops

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12/08/2020

The BMC and Mountain Training are running a series of evening workshops in the Autumn around the broad theme of Mental Health. The sessions will be 45 minutes to an hour long and are free for BMC, MTA and AMI members.
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Members stories of the pandemic and mental health

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08/07/2020

The pandemic, lockdown and economic outlook has had a deep effect on many peoples mental health, from much higher anxiety to dealing with depression. We asked members to send in their story from dealing with the last few months and have been delighted in the response we have had, thanks so much to everyone who submitted theirs. In this article we share six of their stories.
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BMC achieves Intermediate level of the Equality Standard for Sport

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30/04/2020

We've just heard that the BMC has been awarded the Intermediate level of the Equality Standard for Sport. This is a framework for assisting sports organisations to widen their access and reduce inequalities in sport and physical activity, from under-represented individuals, groups and communities.
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BMC Black Dog Outdoor Guided Walks 2020

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17/12/2019

The BMC helped to support Black Dog Outdoors to run several guided walks in 2019 which people could go on, for free, with qualified Mountain Leaders and mental health first-aiders for support. And these will be running in 2020 also. Let's find out from Steph Miller what they're all about and how you can attend.
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Why climbing benefits mental wellbeing

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11/04/2016

Often known for its boosts to physical wellbeing, climbing doesn’t often make it into the big headlines for mental health benefits. But for Beth Thomas, it couldn’t have been more important. Read on to hear her full story.
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Mental Health Charter signed by BMC

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26/03/2015

The BMC has signed The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation to help remove stigma and prejudice around mental health.
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MEDICAL

Health benefits of climbing and hill walking

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23/07/2014

The health and well being benefits of the great outdoors (and climbing indoors) are numerous. As well as the physical benefits, there are many mental health and social benefits.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Climbing out of depression: Jake's story

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06/02/2014

For 40 years Jake McManus suffered from serious psychotic depression and has been searching for answers to his mental illness all his life. A year ago he discovered climbing and since then his depression has slowly been lifting and life has turned around for his family.
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