In 2020, Running Somewhere Else became part of the #RunAndTalk programme, supported by Mind – the mental health charity.
Our #RunAndTalk programme aims to:
- get people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing stigma.
- provide support and guidance to raise awareness of mental health problems.
- support people experiencing mental health problems to be physically active through running, whether that is to support them in starting, returning to or continuing to run.
Our Mental Health Champions
Our Champions are passionate about supporting people to access the mental wellbeing benefits of running, remove stigma and get people talking about mental health.
Exercise is proven to help improve mental health and is an effective way to help with sleep problems, self-esteem, body image, mood and anxiety. However, starting to run is a daunting prospect and many suffering from anxiety and mental health issues could find it difficult to simply turn up at a running club.
RSE #RunAndTalk aims to help by offering an introduction to running and exercise within a small and supportive group organised by Mental Health Champions and qualified run leaders.
If you would like to join us please get in touch for details of future events and courses. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If the prospect of running with a group is difficult for you please get in touch and if we can we will try and help on an individual one to one basis.
RSE #RunAndTalk is affiliated to Running Somewhere Else Running Club; we do not exist to make money but simply to encourage people to run and help improve mental health.
#RunAndTalk Week : During a one-week period our national digital campaign #RunAndTalk encourages people to run one mile or further and to have a chat with friends, family, colleagues or other runners whilst doing it. This can be done at a time and location of their choice or by joining one of the organised runs Running Somewhere Else has to offer.
To support Mental Health Awareness week in May our national digital campaign, similar to #RunAndTalk, aims to support young people’s mental health (over 18s) through running.
We also support other national campaigns such as Time to Talk Day (February) and World Mental Health Day (October).