Health Spaces walk for mental health

Health Spaces take on 1 million step challenge

This winter mental health charity, Mind, is raising awareness about the importance of well-balanced movements for mental health. The charity’s #MoveforMind campaign reminds us that while exercise is beneficial for our mental health, it is always important to build rest days into your exercise routine.

Supporting the mental health charity’s campaign, the Health Spaces team has joined forces with Productive Partners,  a team of clinical efficiency healthcare specialists, to reach 1 million steps by the end of the month – helping to raise valuable funds for the charity along the way.

A team of eight from Health Spaces will be putting in their steps wherever possible. Rebecca Nash, Operations, says: “As a hospital and healthcare construction company, there are always deadlines and new projects for our NHS partners; it can be very easy to stay at your desk at lunch or to forget to take regular breaks.

“Physical activity can be difficult to start, but we’re supporting each other to do what feels right for us as individuals.  Mind’s step challenge doesn’t have to be about going for a long run – we’re also counting steps as we walk to meetings, stroll the park, walk the dog, cycling or even when doing the household chores and shopping!”

To find out more about Productive Partners and their 1 million step challenge, or to make a donation for Mind, click here.

Services offered by Mind

Mind provides help and advice to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The charity also campaigns to help improve mental health services and awareness, ensuring that mental health services are accessible for all.

Mind empowers individuals to understand their condition and the choices available to them through the following ways:

  • Infoline, which offers callers confidential help for the price of a local call.
  • Legal Line, this provides information on mental health related law to the public, service users, family members/carers, mental health professionals and mental health advocates.
  • Award-winning information, certified by the PIF Tick.

Visit Mind’s website here for support and helpline information.


Mental health on the high street

About Health Spaces 

As a hospital construction company, Health Spaces champion NHS healthcare spaces – whether it’s creating a new build for a hospital or NHS re-purposing projects, we offer complete flexibility from an assured supply chain to meet the exact real-world requirements for patient spaces and clinical environments.

Health on the high street

With a commitment to Modern Methods of Construction, and without being restricted to any specific default healthcare construction method,  we work closely with our NHS partners to deliver rapidly deployable solutions. A development of our re-purposing work, we’ve supported NHS Trusts across the UK to create clinical spaces in vacant retail and light industrial buildings.

Mental health on the high street

Our commitment is to help our NHS partners bring healthcare to the high street, with mental health in our communities being a critical part of this. We know that there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that access to mental health services is made widely available.

At the NHS Confederation in December 2020, Michael Wood, head of health economic partnerships was clear that putting health at the heart of our high streets means putting health at the centre of our approach to regeneration:

“There is an increasingly powerful argument that health and wellbeing should be integral to this experience. Public health should motivate our designers and planners into getting rid of car parks and the barriers to walking and cycling, as well as fostering a healthier approach to local food offerings.”

Our Health on the High Street model helps to accommodate Community Diagnostic Hubs in the UK, and we welcome healthcare providers to get in touch for guidance and advice on helping to set up CDCs.

To find out more about our Health on the High Street solutions, view our case study here.


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