01 July 2016
Wellies in the woods: get out, get active and geocache!
We are, frankly, beside ourselves with excitement to be
launching our new Don't Ignore Your Mental Health geocaches!
Geocaching is basically a huge treasure hunt.
Geocachers hunt for hidden caches - containers - using specific
GPS co-ordinates and occasional extra clues. Caches always contain
a log for you to record your find and some contain items to swap.
There are hundreds of thousands of caches hidden in the UK with a
thriving online community supporting it.
Our DIYMH caches will encourage people to look after their
mental health by getting active and having fun in the fresh air.
Our caches contain fun items for finders to take away including
badges and stickers - and one or two larger DIYMH items for the
lucky first people to find them.
Franki and Lucy from the AWP communications team have been out
and about in their wellies setting up geocache trails around
Chippenham and Iron Acton in South Gloucestershire. Some of our
early intervention teams are planning to set up more over the next
So get geocaching! You just need to register for free at www.geocaching.com then grab
a friend or two to help with the search, get out and have some
If you send selfies with any of our
DIYMH caches to firstname.lastname@example.org we'll
post them on our social media.
Could you find them all?