With the aim of inspiring people to get hiking, trekking and trail running and to reap the rewards of spending time outside, the collaboration will see Merrell support the Mind Charity Hike events.
The Mind Hikes are some of the charity’s most popular fundraising events and offer people the opportunity to explore beautiful locations and accomplish new goals whilst raising vital funds for their work to ensure everyone with a mental health issue gets the support and respect they deserve.
As part of the sponsorship, Merrell will also be supporting the charity’s wider calendar of trekking events and will be activating a series of marketing initiatives to fundraise and increase awareness of the charity’s good work.
Research shows that one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year and only a quarter of people with mental health problems in the UK receive support each year.
Science reveals that exercise and time spent outside can aid both physical and mental health. Research into ecotherapy, a type of therapy which involves doing activities outside in nature, has been shown to help with mild and moderate depression.
With a natural link between the great outdoors and its benefits on mental health, Merrell is proud to support this cause. Discover how you can get involved in a charity trekking event here.