The SINaPs at Home Challenge for Youth Mental Health
March 2021 - Fundraising for the Psychiatry Research Trust
Hi, we are the Section of Imaging and Neurobiology of Psychosis (SINaPs) academic research team, based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London and led by Professor Paola Dazzan.
In March 2021, our team fundraised for The Psychiatry Research Trust, which has been supporting research in mental health and brain disorders since 1982. Our goal was to burn 150,000 kilojoules as a team by doing a myriad of exercises and taking part in some fun weekly mini-challenges. We burned 240,000kJ as a team and raised £550 for the Psychiatry Research Trust.
As well as funds for The Psychiatry Research Trust, we hope our commitment to this challenge will help raise awareness of the importance of physical activity for good mental health, as well as mental health research.
Throughout the month, we completed 30 Zumba classes (750 minutes in total!), 6 Boogie Bounce trampoline classes, tried Pilates for the first time and completed 8 Pilates classes, reached 1000 squat reps on Ring Fit Adventure (Switch), completed 300 squats and 1000 Abdo blasts, walked/ran more than 500km, walked (and occasionally jogged) around the wonderful Walthamstow Wetlands, and ran up and down the corridor a lot! We had an absolute blast!
Thank you so much for all of your support ❤