Foundation hosts Mental Health Awareness Morning | Norwich City Community Sports Foundation
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Story added: 9th May 2022

Our Run For Me participants enjoy discussion with representatives from local mental wellbeing charities

This week (9th May to 15th May) is mental health awareness week, with the theme this year centred around loneliness.

According to research by mentalhealth.co.uk, one in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time.

The Community Sports Foundation runs a number of community programmes that help to combat loneliness in adults, using sport as the main tool – these include Extra Time (weekly sport sessions for over-55s), Walking Football and Run For Me.

To kick start the week, the Foundation welcomed representatives from mental health organisations 12thMan and MensCraft, along with wellbeing coach Maxine Williamson, down to The Nest to meet our Run For Me participants.

Following their running session, the group heard from the guests about their work, and also got the opportunity to discuss some of the topics raised in more detail one-to-one.

Keep an eye on the Foundation’s social media channels across the week for more Mental Health Awareness Week coverage.

About Run For Me

Run For Me meets once a week and aims to provide a friendly support group for its participants and to give them an outlet from day-to-day stresses, as well as being a great way to stay physically healthy and fit.

A legacy programme from the Foundation’s popular Run Norwich 10k event, Run For Me is free of charge to participants thanks to the support of partners Massimo Sky, the East of England Co-op Community Cares Fund and the generosity of regular givers in our City Giving programme.

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