#RunAndTalk is an England Athletics initiative supported by Mind, the mental health charity, which aims to improve mental health through running in England.

The #RunAndTalk commitment

Clubs and groups joining #RunAndTalk are making a commitment to:

1. Identify and appoint an appropriate person/people to act as Mental Health Champions on behalf of the club/group. This can be any number based on what you deem appropriate for the size/nature of the club/group, but we recommend where possible at least 2 so they can work together and share the load.

2. Provide the necessary support to Mental Health Champions to carry out their role within the club/group. For example agreeing an action plan of activity, ensuring regular updates etc.

3. Support #RunAndTalk campaigns for Time to Talk Day in February and World Mental Health Day in October and register an organised run for each event (this can be an existing run it does not need to be a separate event).

4. Provide crisis contacts for members of the club/group (these will be provided to your Mental Health Champions to pass on).

5. Encourage and promote conversations about mental health.

6. Make links with mental health organisations in the community via your Mental Health Champion(s).

7. Actively promote mental wellbeing and running.

Of course you may also decide to do additional activities outside of these 7 areas as well.

To join the #RunAndTalk programme, please complete the information in this survey. Please note all applications will be processed at the end of the month and then we will contact you with more information. If your club/group is already registered on the #RunAndTalk programme and would like to add or amend your appointed Mental Health Champions you do not need to complete this survey. Instead, please email disability@englandathletics.org with the details. 

England Athletics takes data protection seriously and we will only use the data you have provided us with in relation to #RunAndTalk and the administration of the Mental Health Champion’s involvement in the programme. All data will be processed in line with the England Athletics privacy policy (www.englandathletics.org/privacy-policy). If you would ever like to change, remove or appoint new Mental Health Champions please let us know at disability@englandathletics.org.

Thank you for supporting us to improve mental well-being through running.

Data Privacy Notice

As the data controller, England Athletics Limited take the protection of the data that we hold about athletes, volunteers, coaches and officials seriously and will do everything possible to ensure that data is collected, stored, processed, maintained, cleansed and retained in accordance with current and future UK data protection legislation and our privacy policy.

In this instance we are collecting your personal data in order to fulfill a service that you are registering for and we are providing to the sport.

The details you supply in this form will be used by England Athletics to register for #RunAndTalk and administer your involvement in the programme.

We will retain the data you have provided for as long as is necessary to provide our services as outlined in our privacy policy.

If you have any concerns or complaints in relation to how England Athletics collects and/or processes your personal data, you should contact our data protection officer at dataprotection@englandathletics.org. If you are dissatisfied with how your concern/complaint is dealt with by The Athletics Governing Bodies, you have the right to report your concern/complaint to the Information Commissioners Office (www.ico.org.uk).