Everyone has their own reason for running and when runr launched in 2016, we realised straight away how many people use it to help their own mental health. 

Why are we supporting Mind?

We are supporting Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding, and provide support directly to those who need it most.

Mind has a network of over 125 local Minds across England and Wales which offer specialised services based on the needs of the communities they support. Every year, one in four people will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still living with a mental health problem.

Mind believes that no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Their mission is simple. Mind won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

 

    Below is a quote from Emma Ishan, joint Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind:

    “We are really grateful to runr for continuing their partnership with Mind and also for helping to raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health, perhaps now more than ever. The pandemic is having a huge impact on our mental health and wellbeing, especially for those of us with existing mental health problems, and many of us are struggling with isolation, stress, grief, financial worries and fears about the future.

    “The money raised by runr and their running community will help us to keep our vital services running, including the Mind Infoline and legal line, and ensure we are there for as many people who need us as possible.”

    As a business, we're committed to donating 10% of our profits, up to £100,000, to Mind in any one financial year. By supporting Mind, we are helping them on their mission to get support and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.

    You can find out more from Mind via their website - www.mind.org.uk

    We're proud of our partnership with Mind and we look forward to supporting them in years to come.

    Team runr.