#mentalhealthmile events has been organising a one mile event in Williamson Park, Lancaster each month. The 'mile' is particularly aimed at those who don't do much exercise or wish to start a healthier work/life balance and those who may need support and encouragement. Mental fitness is the objective and by using exercise, group work and the safe environment of a traffic-free park; we are enabling the more vulnerable in the community to come along and try something new. Louise Goddard, from LegItLancaster came up with the the idea for the event, after setting up beginners running groups in 2015; encouraging people who need support or who lack confidence, to start doing either the Couch to 5k programme or just to get outside and socialise. The mile event is a way, for some of those people to enter an achievable, regular event for the first time ever and get a certificate, pebble or medal, friendly faces and professional photos on the day as a further incentive. The mile event in Lancaster has had a great deal of impact on many local peoples lives already. The entrants have overwhelming support from our group of volunteers and the satisfaction of doing something like this in public and earning a reward has proven to be a huge positive step for some. This is an event that goes from strength to strength and #MHM has hosted one mile events in Catterall, Barrow Park, Kendal, Kewsick, Preston and Windemere to date. All not-for profit.