Move for Mental Health
Kick off Mental Health Acceptance Month with us!
A community event to raise acceptance and funds for the mental health of Fairfax County teens and community members.
To kick off Mental Health Acceptance Month, Our Minds Matter (OMM) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have partnered to host the first annual Move for Mental Health community event on Sunday May 1st, 2022 starting at 10:30am.
This event is open to the public and will feature a dedicated 0.7 mile route to walk, run, bike or wheel - as well as self-care stations that will include yoga, poetry, mindfulness and therapy dogs!
Family members of all ages are welcome to attend! The event will allows for flexibility to come and go and partake in the different events throughout the event time frame.
Amphitheater at Mason District Park (6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003)
- 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Registration
- 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Opening Remarks
- 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Route & Self-Care Stations
- 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Raffle & Closing Performance
About Our Minds Matter & Fairfax County Public Schools
Our Minds Matter is an innovative and grassroots effort to change school culture around mental health through student-led clubs. Fairfax County Public Schools is the largest public school system in Virginia and the 12th largest public school system in the United States. FCPS serves a diverse student population of more than 188,000 students and has a graduation rate of 91.5%.
OMM and FCPS have worked together since 2012 on mental wellness initiatives for teens. When the OMM club-model was launched in 2016, FCPS served as the first pilot site – with four school clubs. Today, there are 27 clubs in FCPS high schools and middle schools.
In addition, OMM and FCPS collaborate for the student-led track of the annual FCPS Mental Health & Wellness Conference.