Free R.E.D. Fundraising set
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Free R.E.D. Fundraising set

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Found 11th Nov
As someone who suffers from mental illness’, I feel this is very useful. The idea is is that you run every day in January and setting up a fundraiser to raise money for Mind- a charity that gives support for people with mental health problems.

I will certainly be signing up, and I hope others do too. Please, please do so.

“Mind is proud to be teaming up with R.E.D January as their official charity partner for January 2018.

Not only is R.E.D January a brilliant way to kick-start the New Year, but in taking part you are helping to raise awareness and open up the conversation about mental health.

Every penny you raise will fund Mind’s vital work such as the Mind Infoline, our information and advice service, as well as the campaigning we do to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.”

12 Comments

Great cause.

Good post.

Thanks for sharing

Good cause but running every day, not so good for joints eh?

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davewave43 m ago

Good cause but running every day, not so good for joints eh?


I broke two bones back in September so it’d probably be even harder, but going to try.

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

Signed up for it, good share

Signed up too, yay can't wait!

Doesn't look like the charity are registered in Scotland. Do they have another branch which operates up here?

KazzyTI15 m ago

Doesn't look like the charity are registered in Scotland. Do they have …Doesn't look like the charity are registered in Scotland. Do they have another branch which operates up here?


Didn't realise it wasn't registered in Scotland. But I think Breathing Space Scotland is similar

breathingspace.scot

Its a vicious circle this .... run every day , then develop an injury (probably through lack of rest as your body needs time to recover) , following this you are out of action for perhaps weeks or maybe longer and for some depression kicks in to some extent (which is perhaps the most common mental health problem) and hey ho , you now become one of those that are in need of the help that this particular charity offers.....
Edited by: "rooney10" 12th Nov

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rooney104 h, 41 m ago

Its a vicious circle this .... run every day , then develop an injury …Its a vicious circle this .... run every day , then develop an injury (probably through lack of rest as your body needs time to recover) , following this you are out of action for perhaps weeks or maybe longer and for some depression kicks in to some extent (which is perhaps the most common mental health problem) and hey ho , you now become one of those that are in need of the help that this particular charity offers.....


Only if you don’t exercise beforehand. And even if you sustained an injury, the likelihood is that it wouldn’t cause depression. Only participate if you’re able to. Many people with mental illnesses that participate find that distractions such as running help, and give a purpose.

rooney1017 h, 52 m ago

Its a vicious circle this .... run every day , then develop an injury …Its a vicious circle this .... run every day , then develop an injury (probably through lack of rest as your body needs time to recover) , following this you are out of action for perhaps weeks or maybe longer and for some depression kicks in to some extent (which is perhaps the most common mental health problem) and hey ho , you now become one of those that are in need of the help that this particular charity offers.....


Funny. There is a serious point in there about giving your body rest if you are not used to it. However, I find physical exercise can boost my mental health. Mind often aren't able to provide counselling due to funding issues.
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