#RunTalk & Mental Health

Supporting Mental Health Awareness

Our Champion programme at Tewkesbury Allrunners

England Athletics are supporting Mental Health Awareness with #RunAndTalk, which is an England Athletics initiative supported by Mind, the mental health charity.

The England Athletics Mental Health Champion programme aims to establish a network of volunteer champions in running clubs and groups across England to support people who are experiencing mental health problems to start running, get back into running, or continue running as well as to improve the mental well being of their existing members.

Within Tewkesbury Allrunners – Helen Gould & Linda Coxshall – two of our leaders, are Mental Health Champions.

Our running group is fully committed to helping anyone within our running group affected by mental health problems.

The programme supports #runandtalk, an England Athletics campaign 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 start, return to and continue running