Help young people to take a break from revision and support their mental health through running.
Helping 16 to 25 year olds to #RunAndRevise; 13-19 May
Are you a student aged 16-18 at a school or college or aged 18–25 studying at a college or university? Looking for an easy way to be social and get active to take your mind off exam stress and keep you positive? Yes and yes? Take part in the England Athletics #RunAndRevise campaign to run one mile or further and have a chat as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
During the week of 13-19 May 2019 England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity, is encouraging all 16–25 year old students to #RunAndRevise to take a break from exam revision and improve their mental wellbeing through running.
#RunAndRevise this May by joining an organised run at an England Athletics club, a RunTogether group, via an event hosted by our National Partners or with friends, family or colleagues at a time and location of your choice. Go to www.runandrevise.co.uk to find your nearest #RunAndRevise session.
- 1 in 4 of us experience mental health problems each year, and running can help everyone’s mental wellbeing.
- rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years with around one in ten children have a diagnosable mental health disorder.
- 80% of young people say exam pressure has significantly impacted on their mental health.
Don’t forget to share your pictures of your #RunAndRevise session on social media using the hashtag #RunAndRevise and tagging @EnglandAthletics @RunTogether.
Will your RunTogether group host a #RunAndRevise run?
To help make this campaign a success by raising awareness of running for wellbeing, we are encouraging all our England Athletics affiliated clubs and RunTogether groups to host a public #RunAndRevise session; this can be as part of a regular club/group run or you can organise a specific one aimed at 16-25 year olds or for a particular age range (16-18 or 18-25 year olds).
RunTogether Run Leaders are able to schedule their sessions, and then tag their run with #RunAndRevise. www.runandrevise.co.uk will show a list of organised runs.
Schools, colleges, universities and other organisations wishing to organise a #RunAndRevise session simply need to register; click here to find out how.
- For more information about the #RunAndRevise campaign please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Promoting your event
England Athletics is providing support material (template poster and social media memes) for you to promote your event. To access it, just email email@example.com.
Useful contacts and support
Study and revision resources.
Childline 0800 1111
Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.
Online guide to life for 16-25 year olds. Straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. Chat about any issue on our moderated discussion boards and live chat room. The Mix offers lots of useful advice about exam revision: Revision Tips link Exam Stress link
Papyrus Helpline: 0800 068 41 41 firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides information and support for anyone under 35 who is struggling with suicidal feelings, or anyone concerned about a young person who might be struggling.
Parenting and Family Support- Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Support to anyone parenting a child.
Samaritans 24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)
Emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.
Youth Access 020 8772 9900
Operates a network of membership organisations which provide local information, advice and counselling services: the Youth Access website and helpline can direct you to services in your area.
Young Minds Helpline (for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person) 0808 802 5544. (general enquiries) 020 7089 5050
National charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Provides information for both parents and young people.
#RunAndRevise is part of the England Athletics #RunAndTalk programme.