Helping 16 to 25 year olds to #RunAndRevise; 13-19 May

Are you a student aged 16-18 at a school or college or aged 18–25 studying at a college or university? Looking for an easy way to be social and get active to take your mind off exam stress and keep you positive? Yes and yes? Take part in the England Athletics #RunAndRevise campaign to run one mile or further and have a chat as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

During the week of 13-19 May 2019 England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity, is encouraging all 16–25 year old students to #RunAndRevise to take a break from exam revision and improve their mental wellbeing through running.

#RunAndRevise this May by joining an organised run at an England Athletics club, a RunTogether group, via an event hosted by our National Partners or with friends, family or colleagues at a time and location of your choice.  Go to www.runandrevise.co.uk to find your nearest #RunAndRevise session.

  • 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.

Don’t forget to share your pictures of your #RunAndRevise session on social media using the hashtag #RunAndRevise and tagging @EnglandAthletics @RunTogether.

Hosting a #RunAndRevise session

England Athletics clubs, schools, colleges, universities and other organisations working with young people can host a public #RunAndRevise session by clicking here to register a run; this can be as part of a regular club/group run or you can organise a specific one aimed at 16-25 year olds or for a particular age range (16-18 or 18-25 year olds). Note: RunTogether Run Leaders are able to schedule their sessions without needing to register, and then tag their run with #RunAndRevise.

For more information about the #RunAndRevise campaign please contact: runandrevise@englandathletics.org. England Athletics will provide digital and printed support material to help you promote your event following registration.

Register a #RunAndRevise run

We are encouraging young people to #RunAndRevise to take a break from exam revision and improve their mental wellbeing through running.
(Please do not register here if you are registered with RunTogether group; see Notes)

Register your run now

National partners

Our national partners will also be promoting our #RunAndRevise campaign and will be encouraging their members to get involved.

Please use the hashtag #RunAndRevise when promoting your session and tag @EnglandAthletic and/or @RunTogether_ where possible.

Useful contacts and support

BBC Bitesize
Study and revision resources.

Childline 0800 1111
Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.

The Mix
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

NHS exam guidance

NSPCC Helpline (children and young people): 0800 1111.  Helpline (adults): 0800 800 5000   help@nspcc.org.uk
Specialises in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.

Papyrus Helpline: 0800 068 41 41   pat@papyrus-uk.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.