Jamie, running for Heads Together with Place2Be, shared with us his story about struggling with his mental health and how talking about it has improved his mental wellbeing.
“Through opening up about how I was feeling, it became clear I needed to focus on my mental and physical health and take better care of myself”
Jamie discusses how important it is to take care of your mental health, as well as your physical health. This is an important thing to remember when you’re training, as well as in your daily life. Jamie’s story shows the power of opening up about struggling and how it can improve your mental wellbeing.
Heads Together Runner Stories
“I’m over the moon to be running the Virgin Money London Marathon for CALM next year. Men aren’t the best at expressing how they feel and all too often it leads to tragedy. I want to do everything I can to shout about this issue and get men talking. I ran the London Marathon for CALM in 2014 and I’m hoping to beat my time, which shouldn’t be too hard as I was dressed as a beer bottle!”
Runner for CALM
Over the years Kavita has become an active runner, and last year set her sights on running the London Marathon. She chose to raise money for Mind as mental health is a cause she feels very passionately for.
“I have come to realise that depression is something that may affect me again. However, I know how lucky I am to have such an amazing friends and family, to help me through these difficult times. Many people don’t have anyone and charities such as Mind are a lifeline.”
Kavita, runner for Mind
“I found that running was my coping mechanism and whenever I started to feel a wave of depression or anxiety coming on I would put on my running gear and just go! Soon 5k turned into 10 miles and I was running long distances that I never thought my mentally ill body was capable of!”
Molly, runner for Young Minds