Mental Health Commission Annual Step Challenge

Merrilee Soh
Mental Health Commission

Today the Mental Health Commission (MHC) launched the commencement of its Annual February Step Challenge! The Step Challenge is a chance for staff to work together in teams and reflect upon their lifestyle habits. In our challenge, staff work in teams of ten to walk from Perth to Broome. Throughout this walk, they learn about the different Mental Health services provided by MHC at different WA locations.

We encourage staff to use this opportunity to engage in more physical activity and create healthier lifestyle habits. Some ways staff can increase their activity include:
- Going for a walk on their lunch break
- Parking further away from their destination (e.g. shopping centre)
- Taking the stairs instead of escalators or lifts
- Walking meetings

Just under 100 staff members are formally competing in the challenge.

We look forward to updating you further on the active progress of MHC staff!

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Kylie (Your Move)

Hi Merrilee, welcome to the online Your Move community and thanks for posting your first story. You have earned 62 activity points for writing your first story and running an active transport challenge. Great to hear that 100 staff have signed up. Do let us know at the end of the challenge how many steps were taken and (if you can) how many active transport trips and you can earn some more bonus points. Happy walking,

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