Tag Archives | Mental Health


Recovery for the mind with Professor Andy Lane

Professor Andy Lane joins us today as part of Mental Health Awareness Week to talk about the importance of recovering mentally as well as physically from training, work and the demands of day to day life. Andy is a Sports Psychologist and a sub 3 hour marathon runner who has published extensively in his field. […]

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Run Around the World for Mental Health – by Kevin Betts

Our mental wellbeing is precious. It can influence so many parts of our lives and even how we see the world itself. Today’s blog is from runner and personal trainer Kevin Betts. He’s developed a great initiative that uses running to help raise important funds for Mind, a key mental health charity. This summer we’re […]

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Mental health and running by Lesley Lewis

Today we have a great guest blog from one of my favourite runners! Lesley is a coach in running fitness and a big part of the local running community in Brighton. She's recently been made an England Athletics Mental Health Ambassador and has been working alongside the brilliant Suzy Hawker who's a leader in running […]

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Mental Health and Running – Chris’ story

Today we have a powerful story from psychologist and runner Chris Shields. He shares his experience of grief and bereavement and the role running played to help him… When I first set out to write this article, it was to be an academic, intelligent, yet warm witty and insightful piece about how I had triumphed […]

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Exercise and mental health – by Catherine McCanny

Catherine is a Sport Psychology Consultant with a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She's very kindly agreed to write a piece for RunningPhysio on exercise and mental health. You can follow Catherine on Twitter via @KatieMcCanny and check out her Facebook page for more information on sports psychology… Firstly […]

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Mental Health and Running – Peter’s Story

Fellow Physio Peter has kindly shared his story with us on how running helps his mental health. You can follow him on twitter – @ProPhysioLondon and check out his Physio website. When I was an angst-riddled teenager, my mother used to tell me to go outside and kick a football or to go for a […]

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