We’re often told that physical activity is good for our bodies and our minds.
But having a mental health problem can make it difficult to get started, for a number of reasons, ranging from negative body image, or a lack of self-esteem through to practical reasons such as having no one to go with, or not knowing where to get started.
What is #RunAndTalk?
England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity, are encouraging people to #RunAndTalk to improve their mental wellbeing through running and to break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it.
England Athletics and Mind are encouraging Athletics Clubs and RunTogether Groups to join #RunAndTalk and appoint Mental Health Champions. Applications are taken 4 times a year during application windows which open for a month at a time. Those clubs / groups that apply will be contacted at the end of the month window with further information.
Applications are now open throughout July; click here to apply (this application window is open 1 to 31 July)
Further application windows will be open in October 2018 and January 2019.