Run and Talk

#RUN AND TALK

LAUNCH EVENT MONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2019

#runandtalk with Burnden Road Runners 

Burnden Road Runners are pleased to be taking part in the England Athletics #runandtalk campaign.

We love running and we want to share the benefits of it with others, so come along and try our training session, We have routes of varying distances, as well as an effort session, If you have never run before there will be a group specially for you.

Join us a 7pm at Smithills Sports Centre, add yourself to our facebook event page ( released soon) and please feel free to get in touch with any questions at all, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send a message via our facebook page


WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

Our next event will be on Saturday 5th October to coincide with world mental health day, Burnden Road Runners are having an afternoon of running, walking, talking and tea at the historic Smithills Hall in Bolton.

We want to encourage everyone to get outside and experience the benefits of exercising with others. There will be routes for different ability levels which will take place around the beautiful Smithills Estate.

Our Mental Health Champions will be on hand to welcome and support everyone, with refreshments being available afterwards. Other members of our running club will also be in attendance where they can speak about the benefits of running with Burnden

We will be meeting from 1.45pm on Saturday 5th October, again please feel free to get in touch with any questions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send a message via our facebook page


Burnden Road Runners now have members appointed within the club as Mental Health Champions, Carolyn Barker began the initiative for the club to get involved in the rewarding program Run and Talk created by England Athletics and supported by the Charity Mind. The program has been created by EA with the aim of improving mental health through running in England.

The aim is to get people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing stigma. Also to provide support and guidance to raise 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.

Burnden Road Runners will shortly be announcing their group of volunteers who have been appointed as Mental Health Champions. Burnden Road Runners are now one of a network of volunteer clubs in England Athletics affiliated clubs and RunTogether groups promoting mental wellbeing through running and supporting the aims of #RunAndTalk.

You can contact a member of the runandtalk team here at Burnden by emailingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


So what do Mental Health Champions do?

Support - support Burnden Road Runners with an action plan

Engage - link with local mental health organisations

Tweet - using the #runandtalk

Share - share on social media using the #runandtalk

Talk - start conversations about mental health

Advocate - provide information and guidance about mental health

Volunteer - volunteer in wider mental health activity.


 

 

 

Visit the Run and Talk webpage to find out more

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