Tag: SAMH

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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Changing Lives Fund – great news for jogscotland

Friday 9 November 2018

We are delighted to announced that jogscotland, working in partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), is to benefit from a two-year grant from the Changing Lives Fund. The funding will enable us to improve the number of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities participating in jogscotland programmes. The new project, called […]

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“Fabulous and inspiring” Jog Leader Conference

Thursday 8 November 2018

Jog leaders from around Scotland gathered together at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Saturday for our Jog Leader Conference. The event was a chance for leaders to meet one another and exchange tips, as well as taking part in a variety of sessions. There was a mental health theme for the day, which kicked […]

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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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Sammy’s Road Trip – getting Scotland talking about mental wellbeing

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Our mascot Jog Scotty has had pups! Sammy, Agnes and Lee are small black toy dogs who represent physical and mental wellbeing, a symbol of the partnership that exists between jogscotland and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health). They are part of a new initiative to help jog groups to engage in conversations around mental health […]

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Hear more from SAMH!

Monday 19 March 2018

In 2017 we joined forces with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) because both organisations share the belief that activity and sport can be a means to achieve not just physical wellbeing, but also mental wellbeing. Since then together we have run mental health training programmes for jogscotland leaders; put in joint funding submissions to allow […]

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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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jogscotland Award winners announced!

Monday 6 November 2017

The winners of this year’s jogscotland Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow on Friday, as part of the scottishathletics and jogscotland FPSG Awards. The night saw more than 500 guests, from beginner joggers to World Championship medalists, celebrate the very best of the sport in Scotland. Special guests were Jenny Meadows and […]

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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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Nominations open for the jogscotland Awards 2017!

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Above: Group of the Year 2016, jogscotland Kintore Every year, we celebrate the best of jogscotland with our annual awards, which are presented as part of the fabulous scottishathletics and jogscotland Annual Awards Night, held this year at on 4 November at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. This year, to mark our partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association […]

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SAMH Partnership launch

Friday 7 July 2017

We are delighted to be celebrating of our partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) tomorrow (7 July) at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The event will offer invited Jog Leaders the chance to take part in a mental health awareness workshop, as well as hearing updates on the work of jogscotland and SAMH, […]

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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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