Tag: mental health

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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Launch of Scotland’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport

Friday 2 February 2018

Friday 2 February 2018 marks the launch of ‘Scotland’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport’ which aims to use sport to improve equality and reduce stigma through positive conversations and action on mental health – and jogscotland is proud to be one of the first signatories. Work on the Charter was launched by […]

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Banish Blue Monday

Monday 15 January 2018

Pictured above: Ardler Running Ladies celebrating their 10th anniversary last year – chosen by Jog Leader Fiona Mccallum as a jogging moment that lifted her spirits Today is sometimes touted as the most miserable day of the year, but we’d like to disagree for two reasons: First, mental health is complicated, and anyone can feel […]

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Make the change in your life, before your life changes you

Friday 13 October 2017

This week is World Mental Health Week and the theme this year is ‘Mental health in the workplace’. We all have mental health – and it’s affected by a range of factors both in and outside of work. There are a few ways to create a more open and supportive working culture. To mark the […]

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scottishathletics and SAMH announce new jogscotland partnership

Wednesday 5 April 2017

scottishathletics and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) are delighted to announce a new collaborative partnership to deliver the ongoing operations of jogscotland. Many of our members will be aware of the recent withdrawal of jogscotland funding by the Scottish Government. However, we believe have found a creative solution which will in fact improve the […]

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