Read more › News - 24th October 2022

Top five ways walking helps your mental health with Dr Hussain

Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi is a GP, TV doctor and triathlete! He shares his top five ways walking helps your mental health.   There are about 500 ways in which walking is good for your mental health, so this will be difficult, but here are my top five. These are why each Saturday morning I can be found…

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Read more › News - 10th October 2022

A safe space

Alicia Hopper is a nurse that has always encouraged being open about mental health, but when it came to her own mental health, she initially struggled. Alicia describes how she came to terms with her mental health and got involved at parkrun to help manage it.   In my mid-twenties I was diagnosed with clinical depression.   It…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2022

A family event

Joanne Simpson recently celebrated her 100 volunteer milestone accompanied by her five-week-old daughter, Charlie.   She tells us how parkrun has helped her mental health and how it’s become a family event.   My first parkrun was soon after I returned to work after having my first baby, Sammy, who is now six.   I…