Muddy Runners are pleased to be supporting #RunAndTalk an England Athletics campaign, supported by Mind the mental health charity, to improve mental wellbeing through running and to break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it. The event follows on from previous successful #RunAndTalk events including in October 2018 in support of World Mental Health Day which saw around 200 organised runs to support mental wellbeing through running.
During the week of 2nd-8th February 2019 we’re encouraging people to run one mile or further and to have a chat with friends, family, colleagues or other runners. This can be done at a time and location of their choice or by joining one of the organised runs at an England Athletics club or RunTogether group.
The event is supported by a network of over 480 volunteer England Athletics Mental Health Champions who are active in affiliated athletics and running clubs and RunTogether groups across England to support those of us who are experiencing mental health problems. The support available includes helping people to start running, get back into running, or continue running as well as to improve the mental wellbeing of their existing members.
The #RunAndTalk campaign aims to improve mental health through running in England by:
Getting people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing stigma
Raising awareness of mental health problems