Tag: mental health

We celebrate five years of partnership with SAMH!

Tuesday 1 March 2022

SAMH and scottishathletics are today celebrating the fifth anniversary of a partnership which has supported the wellbeing of thousands of Scots. jogscotland – the recreational running programme of scottishathletics – went into partnership with SAMH in 2017, with the intention of promoting the mental health benefits of physical activity. Since then, huge strides have been […]

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One thousand jog leaders trained in mental health awareness!

Tuesday 26 January 2021

We are proud to announce that more than 1,000 jogscotland jog leaders have now been trained in mental health awareness with our partners SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health). It’s a major milestone for jogscotland, made possible by all the jog leaders who have taken time to complete the online course and develop new skills […]

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The launch of the I'm here campaign

jogscotland takes the I’m Here Pledge

Tuesday 22 January 2019

We’re delighted to launch a new initiative today, to help overcome mental health barriers that can stop people getting active. The I’m here campaign will see scores of jogscotland Jog Leaders taking a pledge to support mental health conversations at their jogging groups. Leaders who take the pledge will wear an I’m here badge which […]

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Jog Leader Conference – full line-up

Thursday 18 October 2018

We’ve a brilliant line-up for the 2018 Jog Leader Conference, to be held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on 3 November. The day will have a focus on mental health and physical activity. Special guests include Commonwealth Games high jumper, Jayne Nisbet, who has spoken in detail about her own battles with bulimia, and about […]

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Welcome to our wellbeing champions

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day, and we’re delighted to mark the day by announcing our latest mental health initiative – the jogscotland wellbeing champions. Our two wellbeing champions, Jenni Rees-Jenkins and Ted McPake, are jogscotland members and jog leaders with lived experience of mental health issues. They have pledged to take a lead in […]

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Sammy heads home!

Tuesday 9 October 2018

After five months, 26 jog groups, hundreds of runners, and a huge impact across the country, our mental health initiative, Sammy’s Road Trip, is finally drawing to a close. Just in time for World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October, the three pups, Sammy, Agnes and Lee, are heading home to the jogscotland HQ in […]

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Our SAMH action plan is submitted

Tuesday 26 June 2018

We’ve done it! We’re now full signatories of the SAMH Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport. In February, when the charter was launched, we were delighted to be among the first to sign up, pledging to further our work to promote good mental health. We have now submitted to SAMH our action plan […]

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