PROJECT:TALK is raising money for community mental health initiatives through fitness - Women's Running

PROJECT:TALK is raising money for community mental health initiatives through fitness

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  September 11, 2020

Take on a fitness challenge that's good for your mind

PROJECT:TALK, an organisation raising awareness of the importance of fitness for our mental as well as physical health, are hosting the PROJECT:TALK//5000 challenge to raise money for community mental health initiatives.

Taking place throughout the month of September, PROJECT:TALK is encouraging people to sign up in order to help them collectively raise £5,000 by running, cycling or walking 5000km. All money raised will go towards developing training packages for their TOOLS TO:TALK and WALK TO:TALK projects.

TOOLS TO:TALK provides a range of training sessions designed to provide community members with the tools, language, and confidence to have supportive and effective conversations about mental health, while WALK TO:TALK aims to promote mental fitness by getting people active in the outdoors, bringing people together and starting conversations around mental health.

According to Mind, 60% of adults said their mental health has worsened during lockdown, and 75% of young people aged 13-24 with an existing mental health problem reported worse mental health since the coronavirus pandemic began, so it’s more important than ever to support initiatives like this.

Sign up for the PROJECT:TALK//5000 here.

Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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