Helping 16 to 25 year olds to #RunAndRevise
UPDATE (2 April 2020): Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus outbreak, UK government directives and the shutdown of much of the education sector, we have made the decision to stop all activity for #RunAndRevise 2020. We hope to return with the campaign in 2021.
However, during the current period, whilst we are all affected in some way by coronavirus, we still recognise the importance of mental health as well as physical health. As part of our Athletics & Running For Everyone @home campaign, we have created a range of useful tips, advice and links to mental health support so that you can protect your mental wellbeing and that of others. Click here to read more.
We also have additional mental health information and support through our #RunAndTalk campaign and our network of Mental Health Champions operating within clubs and groups. Click here for more information.
The #RunAndRevise campaign, from England Athletics and supported by Mind the mental health charity, encourages students aged 16-18 at school, or aged 18-25 at college or university, to take a break from revision, relieve exam stress and improve their mental wellbeing through running.
The campaign launched in 2019 with England Athletics affiliated clubs and partners, along with RunTogether groups and educational organisations, getting involved by registering to host an organised #RunAndRevise run during Mental Health Awareness week.
Students were then able to sign-up to join an organised run, of a mile or further, to improve their mental wellbeing and to talk about mental health during this important study period.
#RunAndRevise, part of the England Athletics #RunAndTalk programme supported by Mind, the mental health charity, aims to help young people take a break from the pressures of exam revision and improve their mental wellbeing through running.
- 1 in 4 of us experience mental health problems each year, and running can help everyone’s mental wellbeing.
- Rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years with around one in ten children have a diagnosable mental health disorder.
- 80% of young people say exam pressure has significantly impacted on their mental health.
#RunAndRevise is supported by a number of national partners.
Useful contacts and support
Study and revision resources.
Childline 0800 1111
Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.
Online guide to life for 16-25 year olds. Straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. Chat about any issue on our moderated discussion boards and live chat room. The Mix offers lots of useful advice about exam revision: Revision Tips link Exam Stress link
Papyrus Helpline: 0800 068 41 41 firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides information and support for anyone under 35 who is struggling with suicidal feelings, or anyone concerned about a young person who might be struggling.
Parenting and Family Support- Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Support to anyone parenting a child.
Samaritans 24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)
Emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.
Youth Access 020 8772 9900
Operates a network of membership organisations which provide local information, advice and counselling services: the Youth Access website and helpline can direct you to services in your area.
Young Minds Helpline (for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person) 0808 802 5544. (general enquiries) 020 7089 5050
National charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Provides information for both parents and young people.
#RunAndRevise is part of the England Athletics #RunAndTalk programme.