During the week of 27th January to 2nd February 2018 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.
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
- supporting 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
As part of this campaign, Ealing Eagles will be designating two of our club runs as #RunAndTalk runs, partly to encourage members to think and talk about this issue and partly to give non-members the opportunity to join us for a club run to find out more about the benefits that running can give to mental health and what we as a club might be able to offer.
The two designated sessions are:
Wednesday 31 January at 7.30pm followed by a social at the Rose & Crown
Thursday 1 February at 11am (3.5miles only) followed by brunch at FarmW5
If you know any non-club members who might be interested in coming along, please ask them to contact:
Dan Vandenburg on firstname.lastname@example.org for the Wednesday session
Wei Hei Kipling on email@example.com for the Thursday session.